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Thursday, April 24, 2025 7:30 PM // Rackham Auditorium

Takács Quartet

Performance
Photo by Ken Jacques Photography
 

Since their UMS debut in 1984, the Takács Quartet has performed in Ann Arbor more than two dozen times, and their nearly annual appearances are always a highlight of the Chamber Arts Series. This year, the cherished ensemble celebrates its 50th anniversary with a program that pairs Haydn and Beethoven, two innovators of the string quartet form, with Benjamin Britten’s rarely-performed String Quartet No. 2. Britten composed the quartet in 1945, and it premiered in 1945 on the 250th anniversary of the death of Henry Purcell, a composer he revered above all others. “Classical music doesn’t get much more life-enhancing than this.” (The Guardian, London)

PROGRAM

Joseph Haydn String Quartet in C Major, Op. 54, No. 2
Benjamin Britten String Quartet No. 2 in C Major, Op. 36
Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135

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Thursday, April 24, 2025 7:30 PM
Rackham Auditorium

Takács Quartet

Performance
Order 2024/25 Season Tickets
Season Ticket packages now available
Individual event tickets on sale Aug 1

Since their UMS debut in 1984, the Takács Quartet has performed in Ann Arbor more than two dozen times, and their nearly annual appearances are always a highlight of the Chamber Arts Series. This year, the cherished ensemble celebrates its 50th anniversary with a program that pairs Haydn and Beethoven, two innovators of the string quartet form, with Benjamin Britten’s rarely-performed String Quartet No. 2. Britten composed the quartet in 1945, and it premiered in 1945 on the 250th anniversary of the death of Henry Purcell, a composer he revered above all others. “Classical music doesn’t get much more life-enhancing than this.” (The Guardian, London)

PROGRAM (Thu 4/24/2025: Rackham Auditorium)

Joseph Haydn String Quartet in C Major, Op. 54, No. 2
Benjamin Britten String Quartet No. 2 in C Major, Op. 36
Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135

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Takács Quartet
Rackham Auditorium
Season Ticket packages now available
Individual event tickets on sale Aug 1

CHOOSE A PERFORMANCE:

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Or call the ticket office at 734-764-2538

* Student, Senior and Group Discounts may be available