Composer Series: Beethoven 250th Festival: String Quartet Op. 132

2020 marks the 250th birthday celebration for Ludwig van Beethoven, one of the most beloved and influential composers of all time. Countless musicians, ensembles, and performing arts organizations around the world will honor his incredible legacy throughout the calendar year. The World Chess Hall of Fame will join the festivities in presenting a 6-concert festival dedicated to some of Beethoven’s greatest works; the Late String Quartets performed by members of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, and the Complete Piano Sonatas featuring Peter Henderson in an all-day marathon event on Saturday, August 29th, 2020.

Join the World Chess Hall of Fame as we continue our Beethoven 250th Festival with a performance of his String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132. Completed in 1825 after recovering from a lengthy illness, Beethoven self-titled the third movement of the piece A Sacred Song of Thanks from One Made Well, to the Divine. Serving as the emotional core of the entire work and considered one of the pinnacles of all music, this Adagio serves as a musical prayer of sorts, expressing joy for the gift of life and health. The surrounding movements of the quartet are characterized by their compositional diversity and contrasting characters. Performed by: Joo Kim & Jonathan Chu, violins; Beth Guterman Chu, viola; and James Czyzewski, cello.

Reservations are required.

$10 tickets available for members, seniors, and military. $20 general admission.

Admission includes one free drink and complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Metered on-street parking is available, as well as paid lots adjacent to Kingside Diner and at the Schlafly Branch of the St. Louis Public Library.

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Thursday, Apr 2 - 7:00 pm