Jupiter Quartet

Chamber music ensemble performs Beethoven’s foundational String Quartets

About

Beethoven’s String Quartet Cycle charts the growth of a master artist’s vision over a lifetime, demonstrating the emotive depth and dramatic scale for which the composer is known. The Jupiter Quartet’s two-year residency — in which it will visit several classes in the arts and humanities — presents the rare opportunity to view and perform this entire cycle in six concerts. Read more.

Public Performances

April 10, 2015 / 8:00 pm
Beethoven Quartet Cycle: Concert VI
Opus 18, No. 3
Opus 95
Opus 130 with the Grosse Fugue
Kresge Auditorium, MIT Building W16
48 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
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Past Events

November 14, 2014 / 8:00 pm
Beethoven Quartet Cycle: Concert V
Opus 18, No. 1
Opus 18, No. 5
Opus 132

Kresge Auditorium, MIT Building W16
48 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

October 17, 2014 / 8:00 pm
Beethoven Quartet Cycle: Concert IV
Opus 18, No. 4
Opus 135
Opus 131

Kresge Auditorium, MIT Building W16
48 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

April 4, 2014 / 8:00 pm
Beethoven Quartet Cycle: Concert III
Opus 59, No. 1
Opus 130
Kresge Auditorium, MIT Building W16
48 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

March 7, 2014 / 8:00 pm
Beethoven Quartet Cycle: Concert II
Opus 18, No. 2
Opus 74
Opus 59, No. 2
Kresge Auditorium, MIT Building W16
48 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

November 22, 2013 / 8:00 pm
Beethoven Quartet Cycle: Concert I
Opus 18, No. 6
Opus 59, No. 3
Opus 127
Kresge Auditorium, MIT Building W16
48 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Schedule

Class Visits
Writing in Tonal Forms, 21M.303
Introduction to Western Music, 21M.011

 

In the Media

Boston Musical Intelligencer: When Jupiter Aligns with Beethoven

The MIT Tech: Jupiter String Quartet masterfully performs Beethoven

Boston Musical Intelligencer: Jupiter Cycled Through Fourth Installment

The Boston Globe: Thomas Hampson, Jupiter Quartet Make ‘Aristotle’ Sing

The Washington Post: Jupiter Quartet Renders Russian Works Fit for Gods

The New York Times: Young Composers With a Healthy Respect for Traditions

The New York Times: Youthful Sound From Young Interpreters

Collaborators

Marcus Thompson, Robert R. Taylor Professor of Music in Music and Theater Arts

Documentation

Residency images on Flickr