Jan 14 @ 6:00 pm
Jan 15 @ 9:00 am
Jan 15 @ 11:00 am
Jan 16 @ 12:00 pm
Jan 19 @ 2:00 pm
Beethoven Birthday Bash! 250 Years!
Ludwig Von Beethoven- 1770-1827
Complete Sonatas- 1-5
Zuill Bailey, Cello
Eduard Zilberkant, Piano
Beethoven created his infamous 32 Piano Sonatas in 27 years. He said these works would Bridge the Worlds of the Salon and the Concert Hall. He took pride in his compositions that transitioned from the Classic Style with poise and balance to the Romantic Style with emotion and impact.
Did You Know?
*Beethoven studied with Mozart’s Teacher- Franz Joseph Haydn
*He was known to dip his head in cold water before composing
* He took pride in being a good cook.
Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm
Hailed by the New York Times at their Carnegie Hall Debut as “Invariably energetic and finely burnished… playing with earthly vigor,” Catalyst String Quartet is comprised of Top Laureates and Alumni of the Internationally Acclaimed Sphinx Competition. Known for “Rhythmic energy, polyphonic clarity and tight ensemble playing,” the ensemble has toured throughout the United States and abroad, including Sold-Out performances at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, at the Chicago’s Harris Theater, Miami’s New World Center and Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall. The Quartet also appeared as concerto soloists with the Bogata Filharmonica, The Sphinx Virtuosi, and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.
Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)
Quartet No. 1
“Saltando como um Saci”
One of the most active and performed Colombian Composers Today
Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
Astor Piazzolla was an Argentine Tango Composer who revolutionized the traditional Tango, incorporating elements from jazz and classical music.
Gabriela Lena-Frank (1972)
An Andean walkabout for String Quartet is inspired by themes whereby cultures can co-exist. The piece mixes elements from western classical styles and Andean Folk Music traditions.