Department of Music

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UCM VII: Colorado Quartet - 8:00 pm, Saturday, April 13, 2013 - Squires Recital Salon [map]


The Colorado Quartet returns to Virginia Tech to complete the Beethoven Cycle in two separate performances with two separate programs, one on Saturday, April 13, 2013 8pm and one on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 3pm.  The Colorado Quartet has been a groundbreaking ensemble for nearly three decades. Catapulted onto the scene by back-to-back wins at the Banff International String Quartet and Naumburg competitions, it was the first all-women quartet to attain international stature. The first female quartet in history to perform the complete Beethoven Quartet cycle in Europe and North America, its recording of the cycle is available on the Parnassus label. Of the Late quartets, Fanfare Magazine said: The Colorado Quartet tears into these works with a combined tension, cohesion, grace, and complete understanding of the music. “.. if it's the music and what the music says that interests you, well, this is the only set of the late quartets you'll ever need. These four women bring Beethoven to intense, blazing life. The program will feature all works by Beethoven.  Tickets are $15 General |$12 Seniors/Faculty/Staff | $5 Students and Youth under 18 years old. Tickets are available at the Student Centers and Activities Office and at the performance hall door one hour prior to the performance on a seats-available basis. For more information contact the Student Centers and Activities Ticket Office at 540.231.5615 or go to  All sales final and refunds cannot be issued.