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Chamber Music Series: On Endings—Beethoven’s B-flat String Quartet 

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Conductors
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Members of the San Francisco Symphony

program

Trio for 5 Instruments

David Garner
Piano Trio in G minor, Opus 15 
Smetana
String Quartet in B-flat major, Opus 130
Ludwig van Beethoven

performances

Davies Symphony Hall

Sun, Apr 18, 2021 at 2:00PM

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Event Description

Experience chamber works written by master composers who defy death and affliction with their art. Continuing his radical, late-in-life re-imaginings of the string quartet, Beethoven’s revolutionary Opus 130 presents a technical facility and emotional expression that is utterly transformative and profound. Battered by the devastating loss of his beloved young daughter, Smetana’s impassioned and luxuriant Piano Trio channeled tragedy into his first great achievement as a composer. Also on the program: Composer (and SF Conservatory professor) David Garner showcases his unique harmonic language in Trio for 5 Instruments.