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Late Beethoven: Close-up on a Masterwork

ONE THURSDAY, 6 – 7:30 P.M. JANUARY 23 | (PRIVATE RESIDENCE IN RIVER OAKS; ADDRESS TO BE GIVEN TO SUBSCRIBERS) LIMITED ENROLLMENT

Pianist Sarah Rothenberg, artistic director of Da Camera, will lead a close-up exploration of Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109. She will aurally dissect at the piano the work’s startlingly original structure: the extreme contrast in the musical ideas of the work’s first movement, its immediate connection to the frenzied “Prestissimo” that follows, and the sublime theme and variations that form the work’s dramatic culmination. We will focus on hearing the connections from one musical idea to the next and on appreciating Beethoven’s remarkable genius for the development of musical ideas. Ms. Rothenberg will demonstrate the specific musical qualities, which give this sonata its spiritual power.

A frequent performer at New York’s Lincoln Center as well as in leading European cities, Ms. Rothenberg made her solo debuts in Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and Brussels’ Palais des Beaux-Arts last year. She will perform the piano sonata this spring at the Menil Collection as part of her collaborative program with poet Adam Zagajewski.

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If you are interested in traveling to Virginia in the spring of 2019, please call the registrar at 713.666.9000 to place your name on a list. Please see Terms and Conditions for "travel list" policy. 

 

Please note a date in the Mid-term Elections course has changed from that published in the brochure. The course will meet the first two Mondays, October 29 and November 5 as planned, but will meet Tuesday, November 13 instead of Monday, November 12. 

 

Also note Art Underground: Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Cistern on Wednesday, November 14 is FULLY SUBSCRIBED. A second session has been added and will meet Monday, November 12 from 2:00-3:30 P.M. Registrations are being accepted for November 12. You may register online, or by phone.

 

AND WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE A FALL POP-UP COURSE!
Who Gets to Vote: Challenges for the 2020 Elections?
Speaker: Dale Ho, director of the American Civil Liberties Union Voter Rights Project
Monday, November 19, 6:30-8:00 P.M.
Location to be announced

 

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