Beethoven IV, V, VI May 1, 2, & 3, 2020

Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets

REGRETTABLY CANCELLED: Beethoven's 250th Anniversary Celebration

Like so many arts organizations throughout the nation and across the world right now, Musical Masterworks is in the unimaginable situation of having to cancel the remainder of our 2020 season due to the Coronavirus outbreak. This, of course, is particularly heartbreaking because it means that the incredible programming of the Complete Cycle of Beethoven’s String Quartets cannot occur, the March and May programming that we worked so hard to produce and you all supported so passionately and anticipated so eagerly.


While this saddens us all, we want to reassure you that we are more determined than ever to come back in Season 30 with a strong and jubilant season — one that says that music is still here, that performances of live music do still matter, perhaps more than ever now. I look forward to being back in touch with you to announce our Season 30 programming and dates.


Ehnes Quartet

James Ehnes, violin

Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin

Richard O’Neill, viola

Edward Arron, cello

What to do if you had tickets to the May concerts

Beethoven IV

Friday, May 1, 2020 at 7pm

String Quartet in c minor, Opus 18, No. 4

String Quartet in A Major, Opus 18, No. 5

String Quartet in c-sharp minor, Opus 131


Many thanks to The Saunders Foundation for sponsoring this Beethoven concert.

Program and artists are subject to change.

Beethoven V

Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 5pm

String Quartet in F Major, Opus 14, No. 1 (after Piano Sonata in E Major)

String Quartet in F Major, Opus 59, No. 1, “Razumovsky”

String Quartet in B-flat Major, Opus 130, with Grosse Fuge, Opus 133


Many thanks to Nancy D. Grover for sponsoring this Beethoven concert.

Program and artists are subject to change.

Beethoven VI

Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 3pm

String Quartet in G Major, Opus 18, No. 2

String Quartet in C Major, Opus 59, No. 3, “Razumovsky”

String Quartet in a minor, Opus 132


Many thanks to Nancy Newcomb and John Hargraves for sponsoring this Beethoven concert.

Program and artists are subject to change.

Performing Musicians

James Ehnes


Gifted with a rare combination of stunning virtuosity, serene lyricism and an unfaltering musicality, James Ehnes has established himself as one of the foremost violinists of his generation.

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Amy Schwartz Moretti


Amy is recognized as a deeply expressive artist and known for her musical career of broad versatility and maintains an active performing schedule of solo, chamber, and concertmaster appearances.

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Richard O’Neill


Violist Richard O’Neill is an Emmy Award winner, two-time Grammy nominee, and Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient.  A Universal/DG recording artist, he has made eight solo albums that have sold more than 200,000 copies.

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Edward Arron


Cellist Edward Arron has garnered recognition worldwide for his elegant musicianship, impassioned performances, and creative programming.

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