Muir String Quartet to perform second concert in Beethoven Cycle series, Feb. 6

The Muir String Quartet returns to the Performing Arts Series for the second in a six-part series of Beethoven concerts on Monday, Feb. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Nazarian Center’s Sapinsley Hall.

The popular quartet, which has appeared at RIC since 1993, will perform the complete Beethoven String Quartet Cycle over six concerts.

The Feb. 6 performance will include String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 127, String Quartet in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1 and String Quartet in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3.

Muir String Quartet
Founded in 1979, Muir has become a leading string quartet in the U.S. and abroad since winning the 1980 Evian International String Competition. The ensemble has gone on to garner a Grammy nomination (Brahms and Mozart Clarinet Quintets, with Mitchell Lurie), a Grammy (Beethoven Quartets Op. 132 and Grosse Fuge), two Grand Prix du Disques, and a Gramophone Award.

Muir has been in residence at Boston University’s College of Fine Arts since 1983, and gives annual summer workshops at the BU Tanglewood Institute. Its latest endeavor is performing as part of the newly formed Montana Chamber Music Society, the first such statewide society in America.

Muir’s most recent recording is Kreisler, Berg Op. 3, Quartet and Schulhoff 5 Pieces, on EcoClassics.


Tickets for the Muir String Quartet are $35. Discounts are available for seniors, children and RIC faculty/staff/students/alumni. Purchase tickets in advance with Visa or MasterCard by calling (401) 456-8144 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays; online at; or at the box office in the lobby of the appropriate performance venue, which will open for sales two hours before the performance begins.