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Beethoven at 250! Celebration

Heroic Saint-Saëns and Beethoven

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 • 7:30 PM
Indiana History Center | 450 W Ohio St

1986 Gold Medalist Kyoko Takezawa showcases a noble side of Saint-Saëns, who drew inspiration for his first sonata from Beethoven. Combined with Chopin's beloved Nocturne in D-flat and Bloch's lyrical Baal Shem Suite, Takezawa and pianist Chih-Yi Chen delight in this inspirationally heroic program.

Sonata No. 10 in G major for Piano and Violin, Op. 96
Baal Shem Suite
Nocturne in D-flat, Op. 27, No. 2
Sonata for Piano and Violin in D minor, Op. 75
Beethoven at 250! Celebration

Forces of Nature: Beethoven and Jalbert

Thursday, April 16, 2020 • 7:30 PM
Great Hall, Indiana Landmarks | 1201 Central Ave

Beethoven was known to find inspiration strolling through the German and Austrian countrysides, saturating his music with the love of nature. 2002 Bronze Medalist Soovin Kim, along with pianist Gloria Chien and cellist Paul Watkins (Emerson Quartet) present two of Beethoven’s most celebrated piano trios, along with the nature-inspired Piano Trio No. 2 by American composer Pierre Jalbert.

Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 1, No. 3
Pierre Jalbert
Piano Trio No. 2
Piano Trio in D major, Op. 70, No. 1 “Ghost”

Co-presented by Ensemble Music Society

Tessa Lark's Hot Swing: Gypsy Jazz Returns!

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 • 7:30 PM
The Cabaret | 924 N Pennsylvania St

Transport yourself back to the swinging Parisian cafés of the 1930s with the music of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli as 2014 Silver Medalist Tessa Lark and bassist Michael Thurber return with their popular Hot Swing: Gypsy Jazz program, back by popular demand. Lark and Thurber will be joined by guitarists Frank Vignola and Alex Wintz. Set in the majestic Cabaret theater in downtown Indianapolis, patrons can enjoy the performance at reserved tables, which are available here or by calling (317) 637-4574.

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All programs subject to change.

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