Celebrity Series of Boston

What Makes it Great? with Rob Kapilow and the Verona Quartet

February 9, 2020, 3:00 PM
NEC's Jordan Hall

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Beethoven’s first and last string quartets are among the most renowned landmarks in musical literature. These quartets revolutionized the genre, often confusing audiences of the time. With Rob Kapilow and the Concert Artist Guild-winning Verona Quartet as guides, audiences will gain a fresh perspective on these peaks among the musical mountains. In this special program, Rob and the award-winning Verona Quartet will take the audience on a journey, listening for the remarkable similarities as well as contrasts between Beethoven’s very first and very last string quartets.

Program:

Ludwig van Beethoven

Quartet in F Major, Opus 18 no. 1

I. Allegro con brio

III. Scherzo: Allegro molto

Quartet in F Major, Opus 135

I. Vivace

IV. Grave - ma non troppo tratto - Allegro

Where

NEC's Jordan Hall
30 Gainsborough Street, Boston