Sirius Quartet with Richie Beirach:
Beethoven’s World in the New Millennium


Richie Beirach and the Sirius Quartet have created a unique program to explore and re-imagine compositions by Beethoven, Mozart, Purcell, Bach, and Bartok through improvisation. It is well documented that many of the  great composers in the Western tradition were improvising performers  as well composers. Although it is neglected in today’s classical concert halls, improvisation was an integral part of compositional technique and performance practice in the 18th and 19th century. By restoring  improvisation to the classical tradition this program hopes to offer new perspectives on the great masters. Related works by Richie Beirach and members of the Sirius Quartet will also inform this revival.


"Eloquent, committed."

— Alan Kozinn, The New York Times on Sirius Quartet

“Beirach’s playing is exhilarating, outrageous… Huebner’s violin tone is silky smooth yet somehow ethereal…”

— Matt Phillips, Sounds of Surprise