Lundberg Family Foundation Masters' Series: Beethoven's Symphonies

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The inaugural Lundberg Family Foundation Masters' Series celebrates the work of Beethoven with a concert of two Beethoven symphonies.

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In honor of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, the Library’s inaugural Lundberg Family Foundation Masters’ Series will celebrate Beethoven’s work across 4 concerts, each led by a master in the field.

The opening event in the series will feature performances of two Beethoven symphonies. Celebrated pianist Frederic Chiu will play Beethoven’s 7th Symphony live from the Forum Stage. And special guest pianist Corbin Beisner will perform Beethoven’s 9th Symphony in a RemoteLive performance from the Yamaha Studios in New York City. The evening will include readings from special guests including Tony-winner James Naughton, and through Beechwood’s Salon Across the World program, audiences in both locations will see each other and have a chance to meet and greet each other. The event is supported by Yamaha Artist Services New York. "Disklavier ™ support and hosting of the NYC concert provided by Yamaha Artist Services New York."

About the Series: The Lundberg Family Foundation Masters' Series is an annual series in the performing arts that will showcase the work of established and contemporary masters, innovative new voices and emerging artists. The inaugural Lundberg Masters Series will celebrate the work of Beethoven, to commemorate the 250th anniversary of his birth. It will consist of 4 concerts in 2020, each led by leading talents within the field.

This inaugural season of the Lundberg Family Foundation Masters Series is being developed in collaboration with community curator Frederic Chiu and Beechwood Arts’ “Do or Die” winter season.

About the “Do or Die” winter season: By age 32 Beethoven’s deafness was certain. Overwhelmed, he considered suicide but did not act because, in his own words “…it was my art that held me back… it seemed to me impossible to leave the world until I had brought forth all that I felt was within me.” It was after this lowest point that Beethoven became fearless in his art “shattering the ground rules of symphonic writing for all time,” and composed the vast majority of his famed lifeworks after deafness overtook him.

Beechwood celebrates the power of the arts and the resilience of the human spirit to overcome, transform and find one’s true lifework in the process. “Do Or Die” explores this theme through multiple events across Music, Art, Storytelling and Community Conversation.

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