Garrick Ohlsson, piano
Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Sonata No. 24 in F-sharp major, Op. 78 “à Thérèse”
Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Sonata in B-flat major, Op. 106 “Hammerklavier”
Note from the Host: “Welcome to a celebration of Beethoven’s 250th Birthday Year – featuring significant works for his favorite instrument – the piano. Our four-day festival features performer’s who are among the most esteemed interpreters of his music, including pianists Jonathan Biss, Garrick Ohlsson, Alon Goldstein and Audrey Vardanega with cellist Tanya Tomkins.
“The festival will include favorites like the “Pathétique” Sonata and “Les Adieux”, as well as the towering “Hammerklavier”. The opening concert will begin with remarks from the director of the Center for Beethoven Studies at San Jose State University, Dr. Erica Buurman, and will conclude with a live q&a featuring the performers.
“We hope you will join us for the festival starting Sunday, December 6th at 7pm Pacific, for stimulating live discussions and dazzling performances honoring one of the greatest composers of all time.”
The broadcast will take place at 7pm Pacific
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$10+ minimum payment to musicians, $3 reservation fee.