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Beethoven’s String Quartets: Op. 18, Nos. 2 & 4 and Op. 59, No. 2

June 16, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Major support provided by David Nathanson

Sponsored by Nancy & William Duffy
Emerson String Quartet, Thalea String Quartet

The Emerson continues its performance or all 16 Beethoven string quartets with the composer’s “early period” Op. 18 No. 2 & 4 and “middle” period Op. 59 No. 2.

PRELUDE: HAYDN | String Quartet in C major, Op. 76, No. 3 (“Emperor”)
      Thalea String Quartet

BEETHOVEN | String Quartet No. 2 in G major, Op. 18, No. 2
 String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4
 String Quartet No. 8, in E minor, Op. 59, No. 2

Ticketing Information:
General Admission | $42
35 & Younger General Admission | $12


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Ticketing Information:
Beethoven Cycle General Package | $200*
*A  $1.60 Processing Fee will be charged to all orders of this package. 

Beethoven Cycle Reserved Package | $225*
*A $0.60 Processing Fee will be charged to all orders of this package.

Date: June 16, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Event CategorySubscription
Venue Name: Kirk in the Hills
Address: 1340 W. Long Lake Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302 United States

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Phone: 248-626-2515