Benson Great Hall - Bethel University3900 Bethel Dr
Arden Hills, MN 55112
Increasingly deaf and fiercely independent, Beethoven smashed the limits of the quartet, pushing the strings to play bigger, faster and bolder than ever before. More than two centuries later, it takes a performance like this with full string orchestra to remind us just how intense and audacious the Third "Razumovsky" Quartet remains. Crowd-pleasing compositions featuring wind instruments, including two of Mozart's most effortless creations, highlight the stark contrast between the old and new paradigms.