Beethoven & the Infinite

An up-close-and-personal setting for chamber music in stylish Austin homes with post-concert reception.

Friday Intimate Concert
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)Cello Sonata No. 2
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)Quintet Op. 16
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)String Quartet Op. 131
Attacca Quartet
Michelle Schumannpiano

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Cello Sonata No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 5, No. 2 | Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)

  • Adagio
  • Allegro molto
  • Rondo

Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 16 | Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)

  • Grave – Allegro ma non troppo
  • Andante cantabile
  • Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo


String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131 | Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)

  • Adagio ma non troppo e molto espressivo
  • Allegro molto vivace
  • Allegro moderato
  • Andante ma non troppo e molto cantabile
  • Presto
  • Adagio quasi un poco andante
  • Allegro

Attacca Quartet

  • Amy Schroeder, violin
  • Domenic Salerni, violin
  • Nathan Schram, viola
  • Andrew Yee, cello

Now in its fifteenth season, the internationally acclaimed Attacca Quartet has become one of America’s premiere young performing ensembles. They were formed at the Juilliard School in 2003, and made their professional debut in 2007 as part of the Artists International Winners Series in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. From 2011-2013 they served as the Juilliard Graduate Resident String Quartet, and for the 2014 – 2015 season the Attacca Quartet was named the Quartet in Residence for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

The Attacca Quartet recently completed a recording project of Haydn’s masterwork “the Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross” arranged by Andrew Yee and the Attacca Quartet. In his review for Gramophone, Donald Rosenberg wrote “The Attacca Quartet explore the works range of expressive moods with utmost sensitivity to nuance and interplay… They triumph in every respect, and are captured in such vivid sound that no telling Haydn detail is allowed to go unheard.”

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Michelle Schumann

Hailed for her “sensitive, flexible, and tempestuous dexterity” (Fanfare Magazine), pianist Michelle Schumann has built a reputation for evocative and moving performances. Since 2006, Michelle has served as Artistic Director of the Austin Chamber Music Center, where she “is fearlessly expanding our definition of chamber music” (Austin American-Statesman). Her brand of performance includes an enthusiastic interplay with the audience and her trademark includes bringing diverse music together under a blanket of narrative events.

Schumann is artist-in-residence and professor of piano at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. She received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin and additionally holds a Performance Diploma from the Vienna Conservatory.

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