May. 11, 2016
Beethoven in the City at PROXY
Wednesday, May 11 at 3-4pm
As a part of their celebration of 20 years in SF, Cypress String Quartet is bringing Beethoven to The City. “Beethoven in The City” will consist of a series of 16 performances by the Cypress String Quartet in May 2016, with each concert featuring one of Beethoven’s string quartets. Concerts will be free and will be presented in 16 different and varied publicly accessible spaces, including events in each of the 11 supervisory districts. Locations will include iconic settings such as Golden Gate Park and Yerba Buena Gardens, as well as community anchor institutions such as the San Francisco General Hospital, the St. Anthony’s Foundation, and a variety of other sites.
“Beethoven in The City” was conceived by the CSQ as a way not only to give back to the city that has fostered and inspired their music making, but also as a celebration of San Francisco. Through “Beethoven in The City,” the CSQ aims to bring Beethoven’s music to the broadest range of individuals possible. As a composer who overcame severe personal challenges to propagate his belief in the equality of humankind, Beethoven is a great ambassador for both classical music and human rights, and CSQ believes his music can speak to anyone. Come join us this May for an incredible City-wide musical celebration!