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Quatuor Ébène
Beethoven Cycle

March 16, 2020: Important Announcement: Remainder of Duke Performances spring season cancelled

Dear Friends,

Due to precautionary measures related to COVID-19, Duke University has temporarily suspended on-campus classes and is postponing all events with an expected attendance of more than 50 people taking place both on- and off-campus.

Sadly, we must cancel all Duke Performances presentations, both on- and off-campus, for the remainder of our spring season, through May 16.

We wish these changes weren’t necessary, but under the circumstances an aggressive course of action is justified to protect public and community health.

We will do our best to present in the future the artists impacted by these cancellations.

The Duke University Box Office will issue refunds to patrons holding tickets for presentations through May 16. Tickets purchased with a credit card will be refunded to the card of purchase. If card of purchase is expired, refund will be issued via check. Tickets purchased via check or cash payment will receive a check reimbursement sent to the address on record. All refunds are expected to be completed within 8 weeks. Thanks for your patience as we work to expedite refunds.

We thank you for your support of Duke Performances and look forward to seeing you at our presentations in the future.

Until then we wish good health for you and your loved ones as we endure this unprecedented challenge.

With best wishes,

Scott Lindroth
Vice Provost for the Arts
Duke University

Eric Oberstein
Interim Director
Duke Performances


In the notes for its first album (2006), Quatuor Ébène declared that it was “[impatient] to scale some of the peaks of the Beethoven quartets.” Its time for that ascent has arrived: In celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday — and of its own twentieth anniversary — the Ébène is embarking on an ambitious project of performing Beethoven on every continent in 2019/20, along with recording a seven-disc box set of the complete quartets for Erato Warner.

With hearts full of passion for tradition, Quatuor Ébène has been captivating audiences with great success, converting listeners into avid fans of the chamber music genre. The performances are so convincing, the stage presence so charismatic, that one cannot escape the spellbinding magic of these masterpieces.

This weekend of concerts completes the Beethoven cycle begun by the Belcea Quartet in March.


Concert No. 4: Friday, April 24, 2020
Quartet in B-flat Major, op. 18, no. 6
Quartet in A Minor, op. 132

Concert No. 5: Saturday, April 25, 2020 (Chamber Arts Series)
Quartet in D Major, op. 18, no. 3
Quartet in F Minor, op. 95 (“Serioso”)
Quartet in E Minor, op. 59 no.2

Concert No. 6: Sunday, April 26, 2020
Quartet in G Major, op. 18, no. 2
Quartet in F Major, op. 135
Quartet in C-sharp Minor, op. 131

  • $42
  • $36
  • $10Duke Students
  • Fri, Apr 24, 2020 at 8:00pm
  • Sat, Apr 25, 2020 at 8:00pm
  • Sun, Apr 26, 2020 at 7:00pm
Baldwin Auditorium