Secrest Artists Series presents six concerts marking 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth

Elias Quartet

This is a guest post from the Secrest Artists Series:

The year 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. To celebrate, the Secrest Artists Series is presenting a six-concert odyssey into the complete String Quartets of Ludwig van Beethoven, performed by the vibrant young Elias String Quartet. We begin with three concerts on Feb. 26, 27, and 29. The series will be completed by three concerts in October 2020 as part of our 2020-21 season.

All of the concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Brendle Recital Hall, Scales Fine Arts Center.

The complete string quartets of Beethoven (Part 1) will be performed Feb. 27-29.

The Elias String Quartet have performed the complete cycle of Beethoven quartets for BBC Radio 3 as well as at 11 major venues in the United Kingdom. Their recently-recorded Beethoven cycle for the “Wigmore Hall Live” record label has received wide acclaim from the classical-music press and listeners alike.

Join us for a pre-concert talk prior to each evening’s performance. Talks will be led by Beethoven expert David B. Levy, professor of music, and begin at 6:40 p.m. in Scales Fine Arts Center, Room M208, across from Brendle Recital Hall.

Wake Forest University and Medical School faculty, staff and retirees receive free admission for themselves and one guest to each Secrest Artists Series performance. Wake Forest students and School of Medicine students receive free admission for themselves. Tickets for the community are $5-$36, with special pricing for attendance at all three concerts.

Reserved seating is now being offered. To ensure admittance, please make reservations here or by calling 336.758.5757. Walk-up seating is still offered, but not guaranteed.