The Ladies’ Morning Musical Club presents


Sara Bitlloch – violin                  Simone van der Giessen – viola
Donald Grant – violin                  Marie Bitlloch – cello

“Few quartets at any stage of their evolution have this much personality,” claimed the Washington Post of the Elias String Quartet. Formed in 1998 at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, the Quartet took its name from Mendelssohn’s oratorio, Elijah (Elias in German), and quickly established itself as one of the leading lights of the younger generation of string quartets. In 2009, it was a recipient of a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award. With the support of the Trust, the Elias Quartet mounted The Beethoven Project, studying and performing all of Beethoven’s string quartets as cycles while sharing their experience through social media and a website ( The project culminated with performances at Wigmore Hall, where all six concerts were recorded live for the hall’s own label. The final volume of their complete Beethoven quartet cycle was recently released. The ensemble’s discography also includes quartets by Mendelssohn and Schumann, as well as piano quintets by Schumann and Dvořák with pianist Jonathan Biss.
First LMMC appearance.


HAYDN    (1732-1809)
String Quartet in G major, Opus 77, No. 1 (1799)
Allegro moderato
Menuet: Presto – Trio
Finale: Presto

MENDELSSOHN  (1809-1847)
String Quartet in A minor, Opus 13 (1827)
Adagio – Allegro vivace
Adagio non lento
Intermezzo – Allegretto con moto –
Allegro di molto

BEETHOVEN    (1770-1827)
String Quartet in C-sharp minor, Opus 131 (1826)
Adagio ma non troppo e molto espressivo
Allegro molto vivace
Allegro moderato
Andante ma non troppo e molto cantabile
Adagio quasi un poco andante

To learn more about the Elias String Quartet visit

The LMMC is a non-profit organization.

For more information and to purchase tickets: online at
(Please note that web reservations must be done by 1pm on the Friday before the concert.)
By phone at 514-932-6796 Monday to Friday, from 10am to 1pm.
Reservations are recommended as concerts often sell out.
If tickets are still available, they can be purchased at Pollack Hall’s box office as of 2:30pm on the day of the concert.

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