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POSTPONED: Back to Beethoven, A Fortepiano Concert

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The Charlotte House Series is thrilled to welcome Dr. Charles Metz to perform an inspiring program of Beethoven music that will feature the renowned Moonlight Sonata, all on a fortepiano true to the one Beethoven himself would have played. Join us for this one-hour house concert and stay afterward to meet Charlie during the wine reception. We look forward to seeing you there!


“Moonlight” Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2: Sonata quasi una fantasia

Bagatelles, Op. 126

Rondo in G major, Op. 51 No. 2

Bagatelle No. 25 in A minor, “Für Elise”


Dr. Charles Metz studied piano at Penn State University, beginning his harpsichord studies through private lessons with the legendary Igor Kipnis. While earning his Ph.D.in Historical Performance Practice at Washington University in Saint Louis Missouri, he studied with Trevor Pinnock. More recently, Dr. Metz has worked with Webb Wiggins and Lisa Crawford at the Oberlin Conservatory. Dr. Metz has performed across the country with concerts in Chicago, Saratoga, Bennington, Louisville, and Liberty, MO. He has performed solo recitals at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C., Oberlin Conservatory and appeared as a guest artist in the Kansas City Symphony’s summer program, “Summerfest”. With the Chamber Music Society of St. Louis, he was the featured keyboard soloist in Bach’s Fifth Brandenburg Concerto under conductor Nicholas McGegan. Dr. Metz has appeared with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Ars Antigua Chicago and the Newberry Consort of Chicago. Recently, he has played with the Desert Baroque in Palm Desert California and did performances including master classes at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and Penn State University in State College PA. As an early keyboard specialist, he is currently performing on his historic Italian virginal, harpsichords and fortepianos. Dr. Metz’s list of performance credits includes international appearances in the Netherlands, Germany and Costa Rica. In addition to his performing activity, he serves on the Board of Directors of Chamber Music Society of St. Louis and The Newberry Consort. Dr. Metz also has a doctorate in Optometry and worked for twenty years in his own private practice and Clarkson Eyecare in St. Louis before retiring.


4:30-4:55 - Arrive and mingle

5:00 - Welcome and performer introduction

5:05 - Concert begins

6:10 - Close - Performer meet & greet

A wine reception with light hors d'oeuvres will be provided during the performer meet & greet


Location: An Olathe residence (Details will be provided to ticket holders as the event approaches)

Attire: Cocktail Chic

Seating: General Admission

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