During the last decade, the Paris-based Quatuor Ébène has established itself as one the most innovative and adventurous of all quartets performing in the major concert halls of the world. With their charismatic playing, their fresh approach to tradition and their open-mindedness with new forms, the musicians have won a string of major prizes. This concert is part of Camerata Musica’s Beethoven 250 Celebrations, marking the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth, and contrasts works from Beethoven’s youthful first published collection of quartets (Opus 18, from 1801) and the greatest of his ‘late quartets’ (Opus 132, published a quarter of a century later).
Please note this concert is not suitable for children under the age of 12 years. Proof of age may be required on the door in such cases, and it is regretted that children under the age of 12 cannot be admitted.
Fri 24 January at 7:30pm
£49 (£42), £38 (£32), £29 (£24), Students £10
Peterhouse is the oldest of the constituent colleges in the University of Cambridge. It was founded in 1284 by Hugo de Balsham, Bishop of Ely, on its current site close to the centre of the City.
The Peterhouse Theatre was built in 1883 to designs by one of the architectural masters of the Victorian era, Basil Champneys (1842-1935), whose other buildings include Newnham College and the Old Divinity School in Cambridge. Inspired by Palladio’s Teatro Olimpico at Vicenza (1580-85), the fine acoustics and intimate atmosphere of the Peterhouse Theatre make it the finest venue for chamber music in Cambridge, and one of the top three such venues in the whole country.