September 14: NACO’s own Ironwood String Quartet performs two Beethoven String Quartets: No. 6 in B flat major, Op. 18 and No. 11 in F minor, Op. 95 (Serioso).
September 17: Montreal based Soma String Quartet performs Beethoven String Quartet No. 9 in C major, Op. 59 No. 3.
September 18, 19 and 20: Grammy Award winning Pacifica Quartet perform Beethoven String Quartets No.7 in F major, Op.59 No.1 (Sept. 18), No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 131 (Sept. 19) and No. 15 in A minor Op. 132 (Sept. 20)
September 21: NACO’s own Ironwood String Quartet performs Beethoven String Quartet String Quartet No.8 in E minor, Op.59 No.2.
Make the most of your noon hour by strolling over to the NAC to take in a relaxing concert of chamber music. The Focus Festival brings you six noon-hour concerts, one for every weekday of the 10-day festival and each one presenting a choice of Beethoven String quartets.
Taking place at the Glass Thorsteinson Staircase, the stunning floor-to-ceiling windows offer gorgeous views of Parliament Hill and the Château Laurier. Delight in a sublimely leisurely lunch-hour...for FREE!