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Beethoven 250

Your guide to Heifetz Institute activities and other resources and links to mark the 250th Anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven in 2020.

The Beethoven Experience with the Borromeo Quartet

The Beethoven Experience

A landmark musical and educational adventure, featuring an exploration of all sixteen of Beethoven’s string quartets, performed by the Borromeo Quartet. The series is a three-way collaboration among Mary Baldwin University’s College of Visual & Performing Arts, the American Shakespeare Center, and the Heifetz International Music Institute.

The Beethoven Experience with the Borromeo Quartet

Beethoven @ 250: Milestones & Turning Points

In celebration of the 250th anniversary of the great German composer’s birth. the Heifetz Institute’s President & CEO Benjamin K. Roe offers a survey of Beethoven’s works that focus on the pieces – both famous and obscure – that marked decisive milestones and turning points in his compositional career.

The Beethoven Experience with the Borromeo Quartet

Nicholas Kitchen on the Beethoven Manuscripts

Our Artistic Director’s groundbreaking work recognized in recent press articles: “Nicholas Kitchen, first violinist of the Borromeo String Quartet, is an anomaly… his performer’s view of the terrain of musicologists that may have just unlocked an extraordinary discovery, one that…could influence the approach that musicians take to the entire body of Beethoven String Quartets…”

Beethoven 250 Video Playlist