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Sitka Music Festival - Winter Classics 2020

Sitka Music Festival - Winter Classics 2020
Sitka Music Festival — Winter Classics

 

Presented by Sitka Music Festival
February 7th through February 9th 2020

Join us for the culminating celebration of Beethoven’s 250th Birthday during our Alaska Airlines Winter Classics February 7-9 in Anchorage! We are thrilled to present the Ariel Quartet as they perform eight of Beethoven’s acclaimed string quartets at the UAA Recital Hall.

Formed in Israel as teenagers at the Jerusalem Academy Middle School of Music and Dance and celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2020-21, the Ariel Quartet was named recipient of the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award. The ensemble currently serves as the Faculty Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music.

Along with the Beethoven String Quartets, the Ariel Quartet will perform works by Mozart, Bartok, Tan Dun, and Shostakovich.

The full weekend schedule is as follows:

Thursday, February 6 at 12:00 PM — Anchorage Museum (non-ticketed)
  • Beethoven — String Quartet No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 18, No. 4
  • Beethoven — String Quartet No. 8 in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2
Friday, February 7 at 7:30 PM — UAA Recital Hall
  • Mozart — Adagio and Fugue in C Minor, K. 546
  • Bartok — String Quartet No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 7
  • Beethoven — String Quartet No. 13 in B Flat Major, Op. 130
  • Beethoven — String Quartet in B Flat Major, Op. 133 “Grosse Fuge”
“Informance” (non-ticketed)
Saturday, February 8 at 10:00 AM — UAA Recital Hall
  • Beethoven — String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, Op. 132
Saturday, February 8 at 7:30 PM — UAA Recital Hall
  • Beethoven — String Quartet No. 5 in A Major, Op. 18, No. 5
  • Tan Dun — Eight Colors for String Quartet (1986)
  • Beethoven — String Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 18, No. 3
Sunday, February 9 at 4:00 PM — UAA Recital Hall
  • Beethoven — String Quartet No. 6 in B Flat Major, Op. 18, No. 6
  • Shostakovich — String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 110
  • Beethoven — String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135