Beethoven and the Avant-Garde

SF Clocktower, San Francisco

Chamber Music Society of SF:

Schnittke: Moz-art

Caroline Shaw: Limestone & Felt; selections from Plan & Elevation; Valencia

Beethoven: String Quartet in F Major, op. 135

Beethoven was an avant garde composer in the most classic sense - he pushed boundaries, upset people, and wrote some of the most sublime music we have today. We will pair his Op. 135 string quartet with music of Alfred Schnittke and Caroline Shaw to explore the dramatic differences between the sound worlds of yesterday and today.