Miró Quartet Performs the Complete Beethoven String Quartets June 17 – 25, 2020


Photo credit to Jeff Wilson

In honor of the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven (his baptism was recorded on December 17, 1770, and his birthdate is assumed to be December 16, 1770), Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival is pleased to announce that the complete Beethoven String Quartet cycle will be performed by the Miró Quartet in June of 2020. The Beethoven quartets will be performed in six concerts at 7:00 pm on June 17th, 18th, 21st, 22nd, 24th, and 25th, all performed at Orcas Center in Eastsound, Washington.

The Miró Quartet will perform the quartets in the order in which Beethoven composed them. Beethoven wrote this series of quartets over a period of several years, and he revised many of them over time, sometimes replacing entire movements. As you will read in the extensive and lovingly researched concert program notes by Miró Quartet violist John Largess, each of Beethoven’s works expresses his physical and emotional condition at the time, as well as cultural changes in Vienna and the Western world. For a list of each concert’s works, click here.

Tickets for the Beethoven Quartet concerts will be available beginning at noon on January 31, 2020 at the Orcas Center Box Office. Beginning on that date, tickets can be purchased in person, by phone at 360-376-2281, or online at www.orcascenter.org. Tickets are $40 each for adults; package price for all six concerts is $200. Tickets for young people ages 6-18 are $10 each. Please note that Orcas Center’s ticketing system adds a $2 fee for each ticket purchased, and tickets are not refundable.