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The Complete Beethoven Violin Sonatas

WSHU presents a four-part concert series showcasing Beethoven’s violin sonatas featuring Andrew Smith and Joshua Pierce.
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Kyle P Norton

Beethoven is lionized as a composer and artist. His music is treated with a reverence that can sometimes hide the intellect and passion he intended to convey to the audiences of his era. The first nine violin sonatas were written in five years but represented an incredible creative trajectory breaking new boundaries at every step. Abandoning the form, he returned to it almost eight years later to compose his final sonata, the autumnal masterpiece of his mature period.

The concerts will be at 4 p.m. at the Suzuki Music School

Suzuki Music Schools, Westport Branch
246 Post Road East
Westport, CT 06880

Registration is required. A single show is $35, and an advance purchase of the remaining 3 is $80 (shows 2, 3 & 4).

Sunday, February 12 at 4 p.m. — The Arrival in Vienna. - SOLD OUT

Sunday, March 19 at 4 p.m. — A New Voice: Op.23 and 24.

Sunday, April 16 at 4 p.m. — His Mature Voice: Op.30.

Sunday, May 7 at 4 p.m. — The Masterpieces Op.47 & 96. SOLD OUT

Generous support of this concert series comes from Dr. Craig McPherson in memory of Anita Kerbeshian McPherson.