Having played in some of the most distinguished concert venues around the world for the past 66 years, the Fine Arts Quartet is quite simply a big deal. The Washington Post has called them “one of the gold-plated names in chamber music.” The New York Times has stated that they produce a “big, rich sound, with plenty of lush vibrato and stunning unity of purpose.” On December 6th, they will be coming to Burlington to perform a concert benefiting the rebuilding of the College Street Congregational Church.
Performing Quartet in A Major, Op. 18, No. 5, Quartet in B-Flat Major, Op. 130, “Liebquartett” with Grosse Fuge, Op. 133 with an intermission in between, this is the fifth concert of the Beethoven Cycle which has been presented across two seasons, by the Vermont Summer Music Festival. This six-concert series offers a unique opportunity to hear all sixteen of Beethoven’s string quartets performed by six quartets from around the world.
The concert on December 6th will take place at the First Unitarian Universalist Society (152 Pearl Street) at 7:30, with a pre-concert lecture by the Quartet at 7:00. In appreciation for everything that the College Street Congregational Church (where the last four concerts were held) has done to help present this concert series, a portion of each ticket sold will be donated to them to help in their rebuilding process, and concertgoers will have the opportunity to donate additional amounts at the door if they wish.
Bring friends and family and come experience a world-renowned performance in an informal and intimate setting while at the same time supporting and rebuilding your local community. Tickets are $35, and can be bought through FlynnTix or at the door.