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Join us for the culminating celebration of Beethoven’s 250th Birthday during our Alaska Airlines Winter Classics February 7-9 in Anchorage! We are thrilled to present the Ariel Quartet as they perform eight of Beethoven’s acclaimed string quartets at the UAA Recital Hall.
Formed in Israel as teenagers at the Jerusalem Academy Middle School of Music and Dance and celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2020-21, the Ariel Quartet was named recipient of the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award. The ensemble currently serves as the Faculty Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music.
Along with the Beethoven String Quartets, the Ariel Quartet will perform works by Mozart, Bartok, Tan Dun, and Shostakovich.
The full weekend schedule is as follows:
Beethoven String Quartet No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 18, No. 4
Beethoven String Quartet No. 8 in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2
Friday, February 7 7:30pm – UAA Recital Hall
Mozart Adagio and Fugue in C Minor, K. 546
Bartok String Quartet No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 7
Beethoven String Quartet No. 13 in B Flat Major, Op. 130
Beethoven String Quartet in B Flat Major, Op. 133 “Grosse Fuge”
“Informance ” Saturday, February 8 10 am – UAA Recital Hall
Beethoven String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, Op. 132
Saturday, February 8 7:30pm – UAA Recital Hall
Beethoven String Quartet No. 5 in A Major, Op. 18, No. 5
Tan Dun Eight Colors for String Quartet (1986)
Beethoven String Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 18, No. 3
Sunday, February 9 4:o0pm – UAA Recital Hall
Beethoven String Quartet No. 6 in B Flat Major, Op. 18, No. 6
Shostakovich String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 110
Beethoven String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135
Purchase tickets to individual concerts or join us for the whole concert series.
Many thanks to Alaska Airlines, the Atwood Foundation, the UAA Department of Music, Crush, Spenard Roadhouse, and South restaurants, and the Aspen Suites Hotel for all the support they provide for our Autumn & Winter Classics concert series.