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Takacs Quartet: Beethoven String Quartets. Oct 15-16, Mar 4-5, Apr 8-9
As a centerpiece of our Berkeley RADICAL immersion strand, the renowned Takács Quartet will perform the complete Beethoven string quartet cycle over six concerts on our 2016/17 Season. Come take a glimpse into the into the complex music process that goes into to bringing monumental works to life and expand and enhance your enjoyment with a series of open rehearsals, master classes, and discussions with the quartet itself and leading scholars that examine the joy of re-making Beethoven. Takács first violinist Edward Dusinberre's book Beethoven for a Later Age: Living with the String Quartets provides thematic content for each of the visits by the quartet.

Performances

Saturday, Oct 14, 8pm, Hertz Hall
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Sunday, Oct 15, 3pm, Hertz Hall
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Saturday, March 4, 8pm, Hertz Hall
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Stage Seating
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Sunday, March 5, 3pm, Hertz Hall
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Stage Seating
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Saturday, April 8, 8pm, Hertz Hall
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Stage Seating
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Sunday, April 9, 3pm, Hertz HallSOLD OUT*
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Stage Seating
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Additional Events

"Every generation
re-makes Beethoven afresh.

With this cycle of string quartets, we will be fortunate to witness a new Beethoven coming into being, re-made before our very ears by one of the world's leading string quartets—a Beethoven never heard precisely this way before, nor ever to be heard this way again."

—UCB PROFESSOR NICHOLAS MATHEW
OCTOBER 2016
Making and Re-Making the Beethoven Quartets

In Rehearsal with the Takács Quartet
Fri, Oct 14, Noon, Hertz Hall
Members of the ensemble perform and discuss passages of Beethoven’s string quartets. Free and open to the public. Tickets required; pre-registration recommended.

Master Class
Fri, Oct 14, 2pm, Morrison Hall
Members of the Takács Quartet perform and discuss passages of Beethoven's string quartets. Free and open to the public.

Discussion
Fri, Oct 14, 2016, 7pm, Hertz Hall
First violinist and author Edward Dusinberre (Beethoven For a Later Age: Living with the String Quartets) in conversation with Nicholas Mathew, associate professor of music history, UC Berkeley. Free and open to the public. RSVPs recommended.
These activities mark the first events in Cal Performances' season-long exploration of "Immersion," a Berkeley RADICAL thematic strand that spans multiple genres from October 2016–February 2017.

Additional Immersion events >>

Pre-concert Talks
Sat, Oct 15, 7pm, Hertz Hall
Sun, Oct 16, 2pm, Hertz Hall

With Nicholas Mathew, UC Berkeley Dept. of Music. Free to ticket holders.

Performance
Sat Oct 15, 8pm, Hertz Hall
No. 2 in G Major
No. 11 in F minor, Serioso
No. 13 in B-flat Major (with Finale)

Performance
Sun Oct 16, 3pm, Hertz Hall
No. 1 in F Major
No. 10 in E-flat Major, Harp
No. 14 in C-sharp minor

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MARCH 2017
When Old Media Were New Media

In Rehearsal with the Takács Quartet
Fri, Mar 3, Noon, Hertz Hall
Free and open to the public.

Round Table Discussion
Fri, Mar 3, 2017, 7pm, Geballe Room, Stephens Hall
Nicholas Mathew, Edward Dusinberre, and visiting scholars Mark Ferraguto (Pennsylvania State University) and Mary Hunter (Bowdoin University) explore how shifts in 19th-century technology profoundly affected how Beethoven's work was received and performed. Free and open to the public. Pre-registration recommended.

Pre-concert Talks
Sat, Mar 4, 7pm, Hertz Hall
Sun, Mar 5, 2pm, Hertz Hall

With Nicholas Mathew, UC Berkeley Dept. of Music. Free to ticket holders.

Performance
Sat March 4, 8pm, Hertz Hall
No. 4 in C minor
No. 5 in A Major
No. 15 in A minor

SOLD OUT Stage Seating  

Performance
Sun March 5, 3pm, Hertz Hall
No. 3 in D Major
No. 8 in E minor, Razumovsky
No. 12 in E-flat Major

SOLD OUT Stage Seating  



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APRIL 2017
Beethoven: Politics and Religion

Page & Stage Book Club
Thu, Apr 6, 2017, 6pm, The Musical Offering (2430 Bancroft Ave, Berkeley)
Beethoven For a Later Age: Living with the String Quartets by Edward Dusinberre.

$5 (includes one free-non-alcoholic drink); tickets available in advance (recommended) or at the door.



In Rehearsal with the Takács Quartet
Fri, Mar 3, Noon, Hertz Hall
"Beethoven: Politics and Religion". Free and open to the public.



Master Classes
Fri, Apr 7, 2pm, Morrison Hall
Details and venues to be announced. Free and open to the public.



Pre-concert Talks
Sat, Apr 8, 7pm, Hertz Hall
Sun, Apr 9, 2pm, Hertz Hall

Details to be announced. Free to ticket holders.

Performance
Sat April 8, 8pm, Hertz Hall
No. 6 in B-flat Major
No. 16 in F Major
No. 9 in C Major, Razumovsky



Stage Seating  

Performance
Sun, April 9, 3pm, Hertz Hall
No. 7 in F Major, Razumovsky
No. 13 in B-flat Major, with Op. 133, Grosse Fuge

SOLD OUT (Add yourself to a list that will announce tickets if they become available.)

Stage Seating