Oxford Beethoven Festival: TS Eliot Four Quartets

Saturday, 1 February 2020 - 19:30


Sheldonian Theatre

About the event

Booking Dates

Monday 2 December, 11:00 - Priority booking for Patrons and multi-buy purchases of 10+ concerts

Wednesday 4 December, 11:00 - Priority booking for Friends and multi-buy purchases of 5+ concerts

Monday 9 December, 11:00 - General booking

Priority booking for multi-buy purchases by telephone only


Four Quartets


String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132

Jeremy Irons narrator

Soloists of the Oxford Philharmonic

Beethoven’s music was coursing through TS Eliot’s mind when he wrote his wartime poetic masterpieces, the Four Quartets. In this performance at the Sheldonian Theatre, Jeremy Irons recites Eliot’s unsurpassed contemplation of time, the universe and the divine while Soloists of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra play Beethoven’s testament to beauty and humanity, the String Quartet Op. 132. Pivoting on its expansive slow movement, a hymn of thanksgiving from a recuperating Beethoven, there is no more penetrating insight into the nature of suffering and difficulty than this masterpiece from Beethoven’s pen.

The concert is scheduled to end at approximately 21.50

Tickets: £45.00 £35.00 £25.00 £15.00

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