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WATCH: Beethoven & The 21st Century

Posted on 23 Mar 2016 by Cristina Maldonado

We captured our exciting 2016 season opener on film at the Sydney Opera House on Sunday 14 February 2016. Performed by ACO Collective and led by Pekka Kuusisto in his new position as Artistic Director of the ensemble, our Beethoven & The 21st Century program featured Beethoven’s ‘Serioso’ String Quartet (arr strings) alongside works by Sibelius, Tippett and modern-day composers Nico Muhly, Erkki-Sven Tüür and Bryce Dessner.

If you missed the performance, or would like to experience it again, we are happy to announce that we have the full concert – in two parts - available for your viewing and listening pleasure on our YouTube channel. Enjoy!

Program – Part 1:
NICO MUHLY (arr. strings) Part I from Drones & Violin
ERKKI-SVEN TÜÜR Action–Passion–Illusion
TIPPETT A Lament from Variations on an Elizabethan Theme
BRYCE DESSNER (arr. strings) Tenebre


Program – part 2:
SIBELIUS Rakastava
BEETHOVEN (arr. strings) String Quartet in F minor, Op.95 ‘Serioso’

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