Come and hear Beo perform one of Beethoven's masterpieces, his String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat Major, Op. 74, often called the "Harp". The nickname (given to the work by Beethoven's publisher) refers to the melodic pizzicato sections heard in the first movement of the work, which are reminiscent of how the plucking of a harp might sound. The quartet is often compared to his fifth Symphony in terms of scope, although it has a surprising final movement in that it is a simple theme and variations.
The second work on the program will be Andrew List's String Quartet No. 5, "Time Cycles". Written in 2015, this string quartet is made up of five movements based on the texts of Four Quartets by poet TS Eliot, and takes the listener on a journey of varying emotions and soundscapes. Andrew List is Professor of Composition at Berklee College of Music, Boston MA.