Lir Quartet  - The Beethoven String Quartets – Autumn Season

Lir Quartet - The Beethoven String Quartets – Autumn Season

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Saturday, 19 September 2020, 12.30pm

The Lir Quartet opens this celebration of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth.

Tickets will be on sale on Tuesday 1 September at 10am. There will be two performances on the day, the first at 12.30pm, the second at 3pm.

Originally founded for Barry Douglas’ 2017 Clandeboye Festival, this will be the Lir’s fifth tour for the Foundation. The F major quartet Op.18, No.1, written when Beethoven was in his late twenties, is full of brilliance and energy, the passionate slow movement depicts the tragic tomb scene from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The majestic, expansive E flat major quartet Op.127 from 1825 is the first of the five quartets Beethoven wrote in the last years of his life. The ending remains one of the most magical and uplifting moments in music.

Lir Quartet
Patrick Rafter
Siobhan Doyle
Ed Creedon
Christopher Ellis

PROGRAMME
Beethoven – Quartet in F major Op.18 No.1
Beethoven – Quartet in E flat major Op.127

THE BEETHOVEN STRING QUARTETS – AUTUMN SEASON
Triskel Arts Centre is delighted to present, in association with the National String Quartet Foundation, a season of quartets featuring performances of Beethoven’s string quartets in celebration of the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth.

Sat 19 Sept – Lir Quartet – 12.30pm & 3pm
Sat 3 Oct – Banbha Quartet – 12.30pm & 3pm
Sat 17 Oct – Vanbrugh Quartet – 12.30pm & 3pm

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