In May of 2020, the Danish String Quartet will perform the full cycle of Beethoven string quartets over a series of six concerts as we celebrate Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday. The full series of Beethoven concerts comprises the Quartet’s Music in the Park Series performance and two recitals on the International Artist Series, plus three additional concerts. This opportunity to witness the full Beethoven String Quartet cycle played by one of the world’s leading string quartets is truly an experience not to be missed. Those who purchase the full six concert package will receive free passes to a pre-series “Introduction to Beethoven and his string quartets” with musicologist and University of Minnesota lecturer Daniel Freeman, and will be invited to a post-series reception with the quartet members immediately following the 6th and final performance.
 

“Composer anniversaries appear in various lists with overwhelming regularity, but Beethoven’s 250th birthday in 2020 is an anniversary not to be overlooked. I couldn’t imagine a more thrilling ensemble to explore Beethoven’s complete quartet cycle than the Danish String Quartet. I hope others will join me in treating this as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to dig deep into an important part of Beethoven’s musical legacy.”  – Barry Kempton, Artist and Executive Director 

 

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May 2020

Danish String Quartet at American Swedish Institute (Beethoven Series Concert 1)

Beethoven Quartets Cycle
Wednesday, May 6, 7:30 pm
American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55407 United States
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The Danish String Quartet made its debut at the Copenhagen Summer Festival in 2002. In 2012, The New York Times selected the quartet’s concert as a highlight of the year, saying the performance featured “one of the most powerful renditions of Beethoven’s Opus 132 String Quartet that I’ve heard live or on a recording.”

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Danish String Quartet at Westminster (Beethoven Series Concert 2)

Beethoven Quartets Cycle
Friday, May 8, 7:30 pm
Westminster Hall at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1200 Marquette Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403 United States
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The Danish String Quartet made its debut at the Copenhagen Summer Festival in 2002. In 2012, The New York Times selected the quartet’s concert as a highlight of the year, saying the performance featured “one of the most powerful renditions of Beethoven’s Opus 132 String Quartet that I’ve heard live or on a recording.”

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Danish String Quartet at St. Anthony Park United Church of Christ (Beethoven Series Concert 3)

Beethoven Quartets Cycle
Music in the Park Series
Sunday, May 10, 4:00 pm
Saint Anthony Park United Church of Christ, 2129 Commonwealth Ave
St. Paul, 55108 United States
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The Danish String Quartet made its debut at the Copenhagen Summer Festival in 2002. In 2012, The New York Times selected the quartet’s concert as a highlight of the year, saying the performance featured “one of the most powerful renditions of Beethoven’s Opus 132 String Quartet that I’ve heard live or on a recording.”

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Danish String Quartet at St. Anthony Park United Church of Christ (Beethoven Series Concert 3, performance 2)

Beethoven Quartets Cycle
Music in the Park Series
Monday, May 11, 7:30 pm
Saint Anthony Park United Church of Christ, 2129 Commonwealth Ave
St. Paul, 55108 United States
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This performance is Part 3 of the Beethoven Quartets Series The Danish String Quartet made its debut at the Copenhagen Summer Festival in 2002. Regular audience members of Schubert Club’s Music…

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Danish String Quartet at American Swedish Institute (Beethoven Series Concert 4)

Beethoven Quartets Cycle
Tuesday, May 12, 7:30 pm
American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55407 United States
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The Danish String Quartet made its debut at the Copenhagen Summer Festival in 2002. In 2012, The New York Times selected the quartet’s concert as a highlight of the year, saying the performance featured “one of the most powerful renditions of Beethoven’s Opus 132 String Quartet that I’ve heard live or on a recording.”

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Danish String Quartet at Ordway (Beethoven Series Concerts 5 & 6)

Beethoven Quartets Cycle
International Artist Series
Friday, May 15, 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 17, 3:00 pm
Ordway Concert Hall, 345 Washington St
St. Paul, MN 55102 United States
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The Danish String Quartet made its debut at the Copenhagen Summer Festival in 2002. In 2012, The New York Times selected the quartet’s concert as a highlight of the year, saying the performance featured “one of the most powerful renditions of Beethoven’s Opus 132 String Quartet that I’ve heard live or on a recording.”

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Venues

American Swedish Institute 
2600 Park Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Westminster Presbyterian Church
1200 S Marquette St, Minneapolis, MN 55403

St. Anthony Park United Church of Christ
2129 Commonwealth Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St, St. Paul, MN 55102

Additional Events

Purchase the full six concert package and you’ll receive free passes to a pre-series lecture with musicologist and University of Minnesota lecturer Daniel Freeman, and will be invited to attend a post-series reception with the quartet members.

Purchase a Package

While seating for some performances is general admission, a priority seating area will also be reserved for those who purchase all six concerts. Full-series subscribers to the International Artist Series and Music in the Park Series will be given the first opportunity to purchase the six concert package.

Full Season on sale Wednesday, July 10 at 10:00am

** Please note that seating for concerts 3, 5 and 6 are part of the Music in the Park Series and International Artist Series, and seats will be assigned by July 29. Patrons will be notified of their seating assignment at that time, and seats are assigned best available on a first-come, first-serve basis. All other concerts in the Beethoven Series are general admission.**

PURCHASE FULL 6-CONCERT PACKAGE

If you are a subscriber to International Artist Series and/or Music in the Park and would like to purchase the additional concerts, please call our box office at 651-292-3268.

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Single Tickets

Single tickets on sale August 1, 2019

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