- This event has passed.
Digital Concert: Celebrating Beethoven
Sat, October 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Celebrating Beethoven marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven through a unique look at the Viennese tradition of serenade-style music. Jason Weinberger conducts a spatially-distanced ensemble in selections from Beethoven’s Septet and utilizes the capabilities of our new digital format to discuss and explore related music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Louis Spohr, Franz Berwald, and Franz Schubert.
In addition to the October 3 performance our Beethoven 250 week features a series of online features related to Beethoven. These include a special presentation highlighting a special summer collaboration with Waterloo’s Youth Art Team called ‘Seeing Beethoven’. Young artists from YAT studied the composer and his music through the summer of 2020; the visual art they created based on their reactions are featured in a special Live from the Archive presentation produced by The New Live.
- Beethoven 250: Celebrating Beethoven Concert (10/3/2020)
A unique look at the Viennese tradition of serenade-style music as viewed view the prism of Beethoven's Septet. Jason Weinberger conducts a spatially-distanced ensemble in selections and utilizes the capabilities of our new digital format to discuss and explore related music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Louis Spohr, and Franz Schubert.
Musicians: Anita Tucker - Violin I Erik Rohde - Violin II Kathleen Sihler - Viola Amy Phelps - Cello Alexander Pershounin - Bass Claudia Anderson - Flute Heather Armstrong - Oboe Eric Wachmann - Clarinet Greg Morton - Bassoon Dan Malloy, Jr. - Horn I Valerie Shanley - Horn II
- Beethoven 250: Live from the Archive Ep 6: Seeing Beethoven (9/26/2020)
Jason Weinberger hosts a special installment of our popular archive series titled Seeing Beethoven, which highlights a collaboration with Waterloo’s Youth Art Team and The New Live for the Beethoven celebration. Youth Art Team members worked with Jason and Cedar Falls artist Gary Kelley at virtual camps over the summer. The team members, Cederick Matlock, Alexander Fuchtman and Za’Marion Epps, studied Beethoven and his music and created pieces of visual art in response to what they learned. Their artwork has been animated by The New Live to accompany an archive performance of Beethoven by wcfsymphony.
- Beethoven 250: The Musician Beat: Preparing Beethoven (9/25/2020)
The latest installment of The Musician Beat, featuring a surprise interview with a few musicians performing on the October 3rd, 2020 concert, Celebrating Beethoven. Featured musicians: Anita Tucker, Concertmaster; Kathleen Sihler, Principal Viola; Alexander Pershounin, Principal Bass
- Beethoven 250: Radio Hour: Interpreting Beethoven (9/24/2020)
Radio Hour debuts with Interpreting Beethoven, featuring some of Jason's favorite recordings of the composer's music alongside personal insight about the selections. The playlist features a truly diverse collection of Beethoven interpretations as a part of our Beethoven 250 week. Hit play for the full episode or navigate between narration and musical examples using the table of contents in the top right corner of the video player.