Beethoven Winter Festival Events

December 6, 2016


The Beethoven Winter Festival, February 17-26, 2017, at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center takes both a mental and musical journey with the composer when the Miro Quartet performs all 16 of Beethoven’s string quartets in chronological order over six concerts. The quartets are considered among the greatest achievements of Western civilization, alongside ancient Greek drama, the plays of Shakespeare and the art of Michelangelo, and they span the composer’s entire career. Akin to Wagner’s “Ring” cycle of operas or Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, this musical journey speaks to the power of the human spirit and the triumph of creative genius. Multiple social, outreach, and educational events have been planned in anticipation of the Miró Quartets performances.






Saturday, December 17, 2016- All Day

Beethoven’s Birthday Celebration!

Enjoy specially prepared treats all day from the menus at these locations:

  • Ludger’s Bakery – 8931 S. Yale Avenue

  • Fassler Hall – 304 S. Elgin Avenue. Enjoy a “beer tour” of Beethoven’s life with several select beers at Fassler Hall. Choices include Stiegl Radler and Kolsch.

Monday, January 9, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Book Discussion event led by Dr. Emily Graham

Beethoven for a Later Age: Living with the String Quartets

Location: Harwelden Mansion

Our first book discussion gathering will be January 9 at Harwelden led by Dr. Emily Graham. The book provides both musical and historical insights to the quartet cycle.

Reserve your copy of Beethoven for a Later Age here!


Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Oklahoma Center for Humanities Lecture

“Beethoven’s World: Society and Culture in a Changing Europe”

Panel Discussion featuring Historian Dr. Jason Lavery and Musicologist Allen Scott from OSU

Location: Tyrrell Hall, University of Tulsa


February 1-28, 2017

Tulsa PAC Art Gallery Exhibit

Gifted: Works from The Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges

Curator: Sally Ramirez, Visual Arts Instructor

Location: Tulsa PAC Gallery

Times: M-F, 10am – 5:30pm and during Festival performances


Aeolus Quartet Residency

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 – noon

Aeolus Quartet performance at The Tulsa Central Library 


Thursday, February 2, 2017 – time TBD

Lecture: Beethoven Cliffnotes: A Live Listening Guide to the Complete Quartet Cycle

Speaker: John Largess, Miro Quartet

With a performance by the Aeolus Quartet

Location: Harwelden Mansion 

Free and open to the public


Friday, February 3, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

Aeolus Quartet performance at the First Friday Art Crawl 

AHHA- Hardesty Arts Center 

Free and open to the public


Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

Chamber Music Tulsa presents a free concert by the Aeolus Quartet at the German American Society on Sunday, February 5 at 6 pm in the Great Hall at 1429 Terrance Drive in Tulsa. For more information about the February 5 concert, call the German American Society at 918 744-6997


February 17-26, 2017

Miró Quartet performances

Tulsa PAC, Kathleen P Westby Pavilion 

  • Concert 1 Friday, February 17, 2017:  Op. 18, Nos. 1, 2, and 3

  • Concert 2 Saturday, February 18, 2017: Op. 18, Nos. 4, 5, and 6

  • Concert 3 Tuesday, February 21, 2017: Op. 59, Nos. 1, 2, and 3

  • Concert 4 Thursday, February 23, 2017: Op. 74, Op. 95, and Op. 127

  • Concert 5 Saturday, February 25, 2017: Op. 132, Op. 130, Grosse Fugue (Op. 133)

  • Concert 6 Sunday, February 26, 2017:Op. 131, Op. 135, Op. 130 last movement  (This concert will start at 5:00 pm)

Monday, March 27, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Author Visit: Edward Dusinberre of the Takács Quartet

Edward Dusinberre, Author of Beethoven for a Later Age: Living with the String Quartets, shares his experience preparing for and performing Beethoven’s string quartets with the Takacs Quartet. Share your insights from the Beethoven Winter Festival in an evening of lecture and discussion. 

Location: Tulsa County Central Library

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