Elias Quartet

Sunday, October 10, 2021 - 3:00 PM
American Philosophical Society

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall,
427 Chestnut Street
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About This Performance

This concert is supported by Joan Rosenberg, in memory of Albert Rosenberg.

“Poetic, charismatic and virtuosic” (Sunday Telegraph), this London foursome combines youthful élan with a musical intelligence beyond their years. The Elias’s PCMS return promises “playing of wonderful exuberance and fire” (The Guardian) and insights gleaned from their ambitious “Beethoven Project” at Wigmore Hall in which the group performed the complete Beethoven string quartets to widespread acclaim.

Beethoven: Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 18, No. 6
Beethoven: Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2

Please note this program will be performed without an intermission.

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The Artist(s)

Elias Quartet
Elias Quartet
The Elias String Quartet take their name from Mendelssohn's oratorio, Elijah, of which Elias is its German form, and have quickly established themselves as one of the most intense and vibrant quartets of their generation. The Quartet was formed in 1998 at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester where they worked closely with the late Dr.… Read More


Elias Quartet plays Beethoven: Quartet in E-Minor, Op. 59, No. 2, fourth movement. Recorded live in concert at Wigmore Hall.
Elias Quartet plays Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 135 Lento assai, cantante e tranquillo. Recorded live in concert at Wigmore Hall.