Little did the orchestra know, but Beethoven was actually upstairs during the rehearsal for Beethoven Lives Upstairs, our first family concert of the season on Saturday, October 25, 11:00am.
What happens when a “madman” moves upstairs? Embark on the story of young Christoph and discover the genius of master composer Ludwig van Beethoven, who has taken the upstairs apartment of our hero’s Vienna home.
Few people have a passion for Baroque music like the Grammy-nominated Music Director of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan. He’s back in Seattle and excited about the three shows he’ll be conducting, beginning tonight, which will feature music by Bach and Telemann.
The performing half of the program is focused on the piccolo and includes two pieces written specifically for her; one by Martin Amlin, one by Gary Schocker; and a Gershwin-inspired piece by Ken Benshoof (husband of Seattle Symphony cellist Theresa Benshoof!) called “Timeless.” The second hour of the evening will be devoted to a Masterclass featuring members of the Seattle Flute Society.
Darius Milhaud – Exercice Musical Francis Poulenc – Villanelle Georges Auric – Scherzo Martin Amlin – Sonatina Piccola Astor Piazzolla – Tango Etude No. 3 Georg Philipp Telemann – Fantasie No. 3 Gary Schocker – Sonata No. 2 Ken Benshoof – Timeless