Beethoven for All

  • Beethoven for All

DACAMERA’s Beethoven for All -- the complete Beethoven piano sonatas in free concerts presented throughout 2020 – comes to Glade Cultural Center.

Piano Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 14, No. 2
Piano Sonata No. 12 in A-flat Major, Op. 26, “Funeral March”
Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109

Pianists: Sarah Rothenberg, DACAMERA Artistic Director; Yvonne Chen, former DACAMERA Young Artist

DACAMERA celebrates the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth with Beethoven For All. In honor of the towering composer and his momentous contributions, DACAMERA presents all 32 piano sonatas in free concerts throughout Greater Houston, performed during 2020.

Pianist Sarah Rothenberg has been artistic director since 1994. From 2011 to 2018 she also served as general director. A pianist of “heart, intellect and fabulous technical resources” (Fanfare) and “power and introspection” (The New York Times), Sarah Rothenberg has a unique career as performer, writer and creator of multidisciplinary performances which she conceives and directs linking music to literature and visual art.

Taiwanese American Yvonne Chen is a pianist advocating for classical music in the twenty-first century, whether in the teaching studio, on the concert stage, or in the community. From playing in hospitals, schools, and community centers to performing in Carnegie Hall, Taiwanese-American pianist Yvonne Chen enjoys programming site-specific performances, as well as creating a logical yet balanced array of music blending the familiar with the unfamiliar, the old and the new, and the traditional with the avant-garde in a single program.

This program is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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