Beethoven 250 - String Quartets and more...

Ensemble 360
Group type: Ensembles
  • Tuesday 11 February, 2020
    7.15 – 9.15pm
Ticket typeCost
Disabled & Unemployed£14
Students & Under 35s£5

Ensemble 360 continue their celebrations of Beethoven's 250th anniversary alongside music by Shostakovich and a world premiere by Carmen Ho.

An evening of music that takes us to the extremes of Beethoven’s character. The Grosse Fuge is celebrated for its dramatic nature – Stravinsky declared it to be “an absolutely contemporary piece of music that will be contemporary forever” – while the early Quartet in G is rich in wit and humour. These works are complemented by Shostakovich’s popular Quintet, featuring its own remarkable fugue, and a short new string quartet by outstanding young composer Carmen Ho.

This is the second concert in our Beethoven 250 series, a celebration of the composer’s anniversary. Performances by Ensemble 360 will include all 16 of his monumental quartets alongside many of his other chamber works; the series continues through 2020 and into spring 2021.


Ensemble 360 (Ensemble)


  • Beethoven: Grosse Fuge in B flat Op.133
  • Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G minor Op.57
  • Carmen Ho: The Way It Is for string quartet, commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Society
  • Beethoven: String Quartet in G Op.18 No.2

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