For their first major project since the coronavirus outbreak, the Miró Quartet will come together in-person to perform all sixteen Beethoven string quartets and the “Grosse Fuge” live for online audiences via the streaming platform OurConcerts.live.
Since mid-March, members of the Quartet have been apart, isolating separately at home with their families. Upon reuniting for this series, they will follow strict protocols in their daily lives to mitigate the risk of virus transmission amongst themselves. Presented by the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival, this 12-evening, subscription-based concert series is scheduled for July 16 to August 8—Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. PT.
Following each livestream, the performance will remain online for on-demand viewing for 24 hours for ticket holders. The complete cycle will be broadcast live from a private performance space modeled after Tuscan architecture in the Quartet’s home city of Austin, TX, and the video feed will be professionally produced in real time, with multiple camera angles and high-quality sound. The cycle takes the place of both the originally planned, in-person Miró Quartet performances this month on Orcas Island in Washington State, and the planned annual August Festival. The new series also serves to continue the worldwide celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday that was interrupted by the pandemic. See below for a complete schedule of webcasts.
Trailer for Miró Quartet’s Complete Beethoven String Quartets: