The Stories Behind the Sonatas: A Journey with Beethoven
Celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday this season by discovering the human side of the great composer. Join us on a musical and spiritual journey through the phases of Beethoven’s life. Young artists from the Colburn Conservatory of Music perform his 32 piano sonatas in the order of Opus numbers. Pre-concert talks with Mark Travis provide insights into the time and place they were written, providing a new way of experiencing these well-loved works. A special lecture, "Beethoven's Place in The History of Humanity" by David Dubal, a world-renowned authority on piano literature, will take place on January 30, 2019 at Moorings Park at 3:00PM.
Founded less than 20 years ago in Los Angeles, the all-scholarship Colburn Conservatory has already made its mark on the world of music. Students have won international competitions, Fulbright Scholarships, and Avery Fisher Career Grants and graduates are found in orchestras from Shanghai to London to Florida. This season artists from Colburn perform for the first time on the Grand Piano Series.