Saturday, April 4, 2020

Event Canceled: Check Back for Information Regarding a Possible Virtual Performance


Amidst the current crisis, we still want to celebrate the 250th Anniversary year of Beethoven who is regarded by many as the greatest composer of all time.  We are working on ways to virtually present this program over the next few months – as a whole or in installments – to celebrate some of the beauty and drama that Beethoven’s music adds to our lives.

Beethoven struggled throughout his life with the creative process, his place in society, and his health. As a result, he became a symbol for perseverance and victory in the face of tremendous obstacles, a trait reflected in his music.  We need his music more than ever.

Artistic director Mischa Santora is working with the performers below to create opportunities to explore the range of Beethoven’s work, most likely still highlighting the following pieces from the three distinct periods of Beethoven’s musical career:

Septet in E-flat Major, op.20 (Excerpts)
Nina Olsen, clarinet; Allison Akins, horn; Marc Levine, violin; Chi-Chi Bestmann, viola; Emma Plehal*, bassoon; Rebecca Merblum, cello; Fred Bretschger*, bass

Piano Trio in D Major, op. 70, no. 1 (Ghost)
Marc Levine, violin; Julia Elkina, piano; Rebecca Merblum, cello

Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major, op. 109
Richard Tostenson, piano


*denotes guest artist


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