Saturday 30 November 2019 3:00PM

Family Concert: Beethoven and the Science of Sound

Recommended for families with children aged 7-11


Arrive early for free arts activities in the Bechstein Room. Drop in between 1.45pm and 2.30pm


Join presenter Sam Glazer and the world-renowned Heath Quartet for this interactive concert, and discover Ludwig van Beethoven’s extraordinary music for string quartet. We invite families to learn more about this revolutionary composer while investigating the science of sound, as we explore how Beethoven composed some of his most loved and famous pieces even after losing his hearing.

  • Our Beethoven Celebration has been made possible thanks to a lead gift from André and Rosalie Hoffmann, the Foyle Foundation, and additional support from the Beethoven Circle
  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
      • String Quartet in F Op. 135
        • II. Vivace
        • IV. Grave, ma non troppo tratto – Allegro
  • Thomas Adès (b.1971)
      • Arcadiana Op. 12
        • II. Das klinget so herrlich, das klinget so schon
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
      • String Quartet in F minor Op. 95
        • I. Allegro con brio
  • Dobrinka Tabakova (b.1980)
        • On a bench in the shade (excerpt)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
      • Symphony No. 9 Op. 125
        • Ode to Joy
      • String Quartet in C Op. 59 No. 3
        • IV. Allegro molto

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