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International Beethoven Project Newsletter

   

Beethoven Festival: REVOLUTION 2012

September 8 - 16  

  

GREAT NEWS! We know everybody has been waiting and itching to know the full schedule for REVOLUTION 2012.
It is now fully public and we are thrilled to say that 
 

     

This year, we are breaking barriers all around with our programming, our art exhibit, the myriad performers coming in from all around the world, some for the very first time to Chicago... From now until the end of the Festival, we will send very regular emails with extra details, pictures and videos on some of our special projects and participating star artists. We hope you like the lineup we have put together.

Our ability to put up such a huge project is only possible with your help: plan to attend and spread the word! Please forward this email to friends and family, and share on your social media. It makes a big difference!

Below you will find ticketing information and our full schedule of performances. We also have a Speaker Series at the Chicago Cultural Center, thanks to our partnership with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), and several Masterclass programs. The schedule of these events will be presented shortly with more information on each event.
 
A lot more news to come out in the next few weeks! Stay tuned and thanks for your support.

NOTE: The Festival's Opening Concert of September 8th is immediately followed by our Beethoven Festival Benefit. A ticket to the benefit (not included in any regular pass) does include VIP seating at the Opening as well as the Closing Concerts of the Festival (a $120 value), as well as dinner and an incredible lineup of entertainment. Not only is this benefit going to be an amazing gourmand experience, but it helps us fund the Festival. If you are considering attending the Opening, consider the benefit option, which you can learn more about here or in the schedule listing below!  

   
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    PERFORMANCE VENUE  

  

   NATIONAL PASTIME THEATER  

   

  941 W. Lawrence Ave. Chicago, IL

  

    Includes two halls:  

     GREAT HALL and MASON HALL 

    

  

  

A student discount is available at the door only, space pending, for $15 General Admission. A "last show of the night" discount is available at the door (only Sept. 9 - 15), space pending, for $15 General Admission. Discounts for groups of twelve or more available.  

Please enquire at [email protected] 

  

   

    1 DAY PASS     

 General Admission Pass = $30

VIP Pass = $60

 

3 DAY PASS 

(any three days of your choice) 

General Admission Pass = $80

VIP Pass = $160

   

5 DAY PASS 

(any five days of your choice)

General Admission Pass = $120

VIP Pass = $240

 

9 DAY PASS  

General Admission Pass = $200

VIP Pass = $350

  

General Admission Pass policy = Unreserved access to all events in all venues, space permitting, during validity of pass. In most cases audiences will gain access to the hall and find a seat. In rare cases it may be standing room only. If full capacity is reached, one will have to wait until another leaves the hall to enter.

  

VIP Pass policy = Prime Reserved Guaranteed Seating to all events in all venues during validity of pass. We guarantee a seat with prime sight-lines. To ensure best VIP seating, it is recommended pass holder arrive at least 15 minutes prior to performance.

   

 

Unless otherwise listed, all events take place at  
MASON HALL, National Pastime Theater  

  

Saturday - September 8

Opening Day    

  

7:00pm  

 BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL   

GRAND OPENING CONCERT &

Beethoven Spirit Award Ceremony

  

JAMES EHNES violin

DANIEL BOICO conductor

  

Beethoven Festival Orchestra

 

David Winkler "Forza Vita" Festival Overture  

(World Premiere)

Beethoven Violin Concerto in D Major Opus 61

Beethoven Spirit Award Ceremony

Beethoven Overture to Coriolan Opus 62  

Beethoven Second Symphony in D Major Opus 36

  

GREAT HALL - National Pastime Theater   

  

9:00pm

Beethoven Festival Benefit  

"An Evening at the French Embassy; Vienna, 1798"

(Special Tickets required. Please purchase separately from usual passes here)

  

With recipient of the Beethoven Spirit Award  

as guest of honor

 

Along with special guests  

James Ehnes and Daniel Boico

  

Music by members of the Prometheus Ensemble   

with theatrical and ballet surprises

 

Food following recipes of the French Revolutionary period

    

   

Sunday - September 9

  

1:30pm

Prometheus Ensemble  

featuring Special Guest Violinist  

 

MAYUKO KAMIO

 

winner of the 2007 Tchaikovsky  

International Violin Competition

 

with James Giles, piano; Aurelien Pederzoli, violin  

Dave Moss, viola; Gabriel Cabezas, cello  

 

Leclair Sonata For Two Violins Nr. 1

Beethoven String Trio in C Minor Opus 9 Nr. 3

Leclair Sonata For Two VIolins Nr. 5

Shostakovich Piano Quintet in G Minor Opus 57

      

3:00pm   

WAYWARD SISTERS  

 

Beth Wenstrom, baroque violin  

Anne Timberlake, recorders

Anna Steinhoff, baroque cello  

John Lenti, theorbo and guitar

  

Patronized: Music, Patrons, and Power in Tudor England

    

5:00pm

JAMES EHNES violin

ANDREW ARMSTRONG piano  

 

Beethoven Violin Sonata Nr. 8 in G Major Opus 30 Nr. 3

Beethoven Violin Sonata Nr. 5  in F Major Opus 24 "Spring"

Beethoven Violin Sonata Nr. 9  in A Major Opus 47 "Kreutzer"

       

8:00pm 

GABRIELE BALDOCCI piano

 

Beethoven-Liszt Symphony Nr. 1 in C Major Opus 21

Beethoven-Liszt Symphony Nr. 3 in E Flat Major Opus 55 "Eroica"

     

10:00pm

ANTHONY MOLINARO piano

 

Beatles Project

 

World Premiere Performance of arrangements by Anthony Molinaro

  

  

Monday - September 10

  

3:00pm

FINE ARTS QUARTET 

 

Ralph Evans and Efim Boico, violins

Nicolo Eugelmi, viola; Robert Cohen, cello

 

Schubert String Quartet Number 14 in D Minor, D 810  

("Death and the Maiden")

    

4:30pm

NEW MILLENNIUM ORCHESTRA 

 

Chamber Music of Beethoven's contemporaries

Cherubini - Albrechtsburger - Hummel - Haydn

   

6:00pm

Surprises

    

  8:00pm  

  FINE ARTS QUARTET  

 

Ralph Evans and Efim Boico, violins

Nicolo Eugelmi, viola; Robert Cohen, cello

 

Haydn String Quartet in F Major Opus 77 Nr. 2

Shostakovich String Quartet No.1 Opus 49

Beethoven String Quartet in F Major Opus 18 Nr. 1

     

11:00pm

DAN TEPFER piano

 

Bach/Tepfer Goldberg Variations / Variations

(Original Bach variations followed by Tepfer's own variations)

  

    

Tuesday - September 11

 

3:00pm  

RACHEL BARTON PINE violin

 

PROMETHEUS ENSEMBLE

With Mohammed Fairouz, conductor 

 

Mohammed Fairouz Violin Sonata (Chicago Premiere)

Mohammed Fairouz "Furia" (Chicago Premiere)

     

4:30pm

NICHOLAS ROTH piano

 

Beethoven Piano Sonatas Nr. 8 in C Minor Opus 13 "Pathetique"

Beethoven Piano Sonata Nr. 12 A Flat Major Opus 26 "Funeral March"

    

6:00pm

LINCOLN TRIO 

 

Marta Aznavoorian, piano;  

Desiree Ruhstrat, violin;  

David Cunliffe, cello

And with Rose Armbrust Griffin, viola

 

Mischa Zupko - "Occupy" Piano Quartet

Lera Auerbach Piano Trio

  

PROMETHEUS ENSEMBLE

 

Shulamit Ran - Mirage

Schoenberg "Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte"  Opus 41

     

8:00pm  

RACHEL BARTON PINE violin

 

J.S. Bach - Partita No. 2 in D Minor

Fairouz - Sonata for Solo Violin

Locatelli - Caprice from Sonata Op. 6 No. 12 in D

Rudolf Haken - Faust  

(dedicated to Rachel Barton Pine) - world premiere

Nathan Scalzone - Mourning Dove  

(dedicated to Rachel Barton Pine) - world premiere

Paganini - Nel Cor Piu Non Mi Sento

    

11:00pm  

ENSEMBLE DAL NIENTE  

 

Winners of the 2012 Kranichsteiner Musikpreis Darmstadt

 

Andrew Nogal, oboe/english horn; Alejandro Acierto, clarinet

Ryan Muncy, saxophone; Jesse Langen, guitar

Mabel Kwan, piano; Gregory Beyer, percussion

J. Austin Wulliman, violin; Ammie Brod, viola

Chris Wild, cello; Michael Lewanski, conductor

Amanda DeBoer Bartlett, soprano; Winston Choi, piano

  

Evan Johnson: die bewegung der augen (2012)  

North American Premiere

Salvatore Sciarrino: Vanitas, still life in one act (1981)

 

  

Wednesday - September 12

  

3:00pm

STEPHANE TETREAULT cello  

(First U.S. Appearance)  

 

J.S. Bach Suite for Solo Violoncello in G Major

  

 

  

Beethoven Eleven Bagatelles, Op. 119

  

RACHEL KOLLY D'ALBA violin    

(First Chicago Appearance)

 

with WINSTON CHOI piano

 

Lekeu Violin Sonata in G Major

     

4:30pm

CAGE & NANCARROW CENTENARY HOMAGES

  

Winston Choi, piano

Kuang-Hao Huang, piano; Julia Bentley, voice

 

Conlon Nancarrow - Two Canons for Ursula

John Cage - Aria, Five Songs for Contralto on ee cummings

John Cage - Excerpts from Four Dances (1943) for voice, piano and percussion

     

6:00pm

CHARLES ROSEN piano 

  

Beethoven Piano Sonata Nr. 27 in E Minor Opus 90

Beethoven 33 Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli, Opus 120

     

8:00pm

RACHEL KOLLY D'ALBA violin 

   

Ysaye Six Solo Violin Sonatas

  

10:30pm    

STEPHANE TETREAULT cello  

GEORGE LEPAUW piano

 

Dmitri Shostakovich Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Opus 40

Sergei Prokofiev - Adagio for cello & piano  

(from the Ballet "Cinderella"), Opus 97b

  

  

Thursday - September 13

   

3:00pm

INNA FALIKS piano

 

Beethoven Fantasy in G Minor Opus 77

Beethoven Variations and Fugue for Piano in E Flat Major, Op. 35 "Eroica Variations"

Beethoven Sonata for Piano Nr. 32 in C Minor, Op. 111

  

4:30pm

SOHEIL NASSERI piano  

 

Michael Hersch The Vanishing Pavilions (2005) selections

Beethoven Sonata for Piano Nr. 28 in A Major, Op. 101

Beethoven Polonaise in C Major, Op. 89

Brahms Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24

    

6:00pm  

HJ LIM piano 

 

(First Chicago Appearance)

 

with  SPEKTRAL QUARTET 

 

Mozart Concerto Nr. 12 A Major K414

     

RACHEL KOLLY D'ALBA violin

GABRIELE BALDOCCI piano

 

Busoni Violin Sonata No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 36a

    

8:00pm

(First U.S. Appearance)

 

Beethoven Sonata for Piano Nr. 27 in E Minor, Op. 90

Schubert for Piano No. 13 in A Major, D664

Beethoven for Piano No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53 "Waldstein"

     

11:00pm

PROMETHEUS ENSEMBLE

 

J.S. Bach: All Six Brandenburg Concerti

  

  

Friday - September 14

  

3:00pm    

JULIAN BLISS clarinet

(First Chicago Appearance)

 

with BRADLEY MOORE piano

 

Schumann Fantasiestuck Opus 73

    

 

 

Martin Davids, Director, baroque violin

Craig Trompeter, cello

David Schrader, harpsichord

 

A Revolutionary's Music: Sonatas from  

the collection of Thomas Jefferson:

 

Vivaldi, Corelli, Geminiani, Tessarini, Thumoth

    

4:30pm

ANTHONY MOLINARO piano

 

Beethoven for Piano and Cello No. 5 in D Major, Op. 102 No. 2

Beethoven Seven Variations on "Bei Mannern, welche Liebe fuhlen"  

for Cello and Piano, WoO 46

Brahms Sonata for Piano and Cello No. 2 in F Major, Op. 99

     

6:00pm 

JULIAN BLISS clarinet

BRADLEY MOORE piano

 

Milhaud Sonatine for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 100

Penderecki Three Miniatures for Clarinet and Piano

Brahms Sonata for Piano and Clarinet No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 120 No. 1

Baermann Adagio, Op. 23

Debussy Premiere Rhapsodie for Clarinet and Piano

Prokofiev Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in D Major, Op. 94

     

8:00pm

HJ LIM piano

GEORGE LEPAUW piano 

RACHEL KOLLY D'ALBA violin 

ANAPHORA ENSEMBLE 

SPEKTRAL QUARTET

 

Beethoven String Quartet in C Major Opus 59 Nr. 3

Hans Thomalla Albumblatt (2010)

Beethoven Sonata for Piano and Violin Nr. 4 in A Minor, Opus 23

Mozart Concerto in F for Three Pianos and Orchestra, Nr. 7 K242

     

11:00pm  

FULCRUM POINT NEW MUSIC PROJECT 

 

              Jacob TV - The Body of Your Dreams           

                  Jacob TV - The Garden of Love               

     Karlheinz Stockhausen - Aries

Jacob TV - Pimpin'

Jacob TV - I Was Like Wow!

Jacob TV - Grab it!

    

12:30am

ROCKATELLE PROJECT 

 

Curated by Joe Darnaby and Mischa Zupko

 

Over half-a-dozen rock bands, folk and pop singers  

perform world premiere songs

inspired by Beethoven and the myth of Prometheus

     

   

Saturday - September 15

     

12:00pm

UNOFFICIAL FREEDOM

"The Russian Bard Movement"

A Poetic, Visual and Sound Experience

Curated by Anya Yermakova

Various Guest Artists

 

An exploration of the world of Russian Author Songs. Born in the post-Stalin years of "Thaw", this narrative tradition seeks to this day, in the Russian diaspora as well as in Russia itself, to color a world of perpetual grey with defense of lost virtues. Holding nature as the focus for human reference, at times expressing political satire, at others highlighting the simple beauty of sincerity, this beatnik-like tradition mirrors Prometheus' own search for spiritual freedom and
universal truths. 
  

1:30pm

PROMETHEUS UNBOUND 

 

Reading Percy Shelley

Various Guest Readers

    

3:00pm

GEORGE LEPAUW piano

DAVID TAYLOR violin

KATINKA KLEIJN cello

 

Beethoven Sonata for Piano and Violin Nr. 1 in D Major, Opus 12 Nr. 1

Beethoven Sonata for Piano and Cello Nr. 1 in F Major Opus 5 Nr. 1

Beethoven Sonata for Piano and Violin Nr. 7 in C Minor, Opus 30 Nr. 2

      

4:30pm

 

Beethoven String Quartet in B Flat Major, Op. 18 Nr. 6

Beethoven String Quartet in B Flat Major, Op. 130 (With Grosse Fuge)

    

6:00pm  

  

with Prometheus Ensemble

New Classics Singers and Kaia Quartet

  

Composer Mikolaj Gorecki, son of Henryk Gorecki, will curate his best works for the very first time in Chicago,

with introduction by the talented and multidimensional composer

  

"Six Bagatelles" for Violin, Cello and Piano

"Overture" for String Quartet

"Gościu, siądz pod mum liściem" for a capella chorus

"Concerto-Notturno" for Violin and String Orchestra

      

8:00pm

#notjustbeethoven

  

HJ LIM piano  

ERNEST DAWKINS QUARTET  

JIMMY BURNS BAND

  

Beethoven Sonata for Piano Nr. 29 in B-flat major, Op. 10

"Hammerklavier"  

Ernest Dawkins Quartet  

Jimmy Burns Band - Delta Blues

Closing Jam

  

GREAT HALL, National Pastime Theater

     

11pm

LIVING CINEMA 

 

BOB OSTERTAG

PIERRE HEBERT

 

"Living Cinema" is a live show that combines sounds and image

made on site and addressing current social-political issues.

      

Midnight to 4:00am

DANCE REVOLUTION 

 

Curated by Dominic Johnson  

with MC Zulu, DJ Searchl1te

Tom LaPorte, Gordon Kimmel

Old Town School of Folk Music

Joey Stone, members of Chicago Symphony Orchestra Prometheus Ensemble and members of the  

Chicago underground electronic music world. 

 

An interactive performance/lecture/dance party exploring the social dance continuum from 1066 to 2012.  

 

Hear Beethoven, dance a contradanse, and revel in bass-driven electronic glitch, techno, and dubstep  

with live visuals and instrumentation.

   

   

Sunday - September 16

Closing Day

  

12pm

STUDENT SHOWCASE

 

Performances by the most talented student participants in

Beethoven Festival: REVOLUTION 2012 Masterclass series

     

1:30pm

BAGATELLE PROJECT 

Deconstructing Beethoven's Eroica Symphony

 

19 World Premieres

Curated by Mischa Zupko

 

With pianists George Lepauw, James Giles  

Mischa Zupko, Daniel Schlosberg and Anthony Molinaro

    

3:00pm

THE CREATURES OF PROMETHEUS 

 

A pre-show conversation about Beethoven's ballet,

with pre-eminent scholars  

Dr. William Kinderman and Jennifer Homans

     

4:30pm  

GRAND FINALE

 ACADEMY CONCERT

 

MATTHIAS PINTSCHER conductor  

JOSEPHINE LEE conductor    

GEORGE LEPAUW piano  

TED SEYMOUR choreographer   

And Joffrey Ballet's  

ABIGAIL SIMON and OGULCAN BOROVA  

Sets by Julie Amrany 

Costumes by Meriem Bahri    

Ballet Chicago; Chicago Children's Choir

Beethoven Festival Orchestra

 

Beethoven "The Creatures of Prometheus" Opus 43  

Fully Staged Ballet

CHICAGO PREMIERE

  

Beethoven Symphony Nr. 3 in E Flat Major, Opus 55 "Eroica"

  

Beethoven Fantasy in C Minor for Piano, Chorus,  

and Orchestra, Opus 80

     

GREAT HALL, National Pastime Theater

  

8:00pm  

Closing Party and Celebration

  

THE END

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SUGGESTED READING

On the intersection of music and politics
 in Beethoven's day:
 
- David King: Vienna, 1814: How the Conquerors made Love, War, and Peace at the Congress of Vienna (Broadway, 2009)
 -Esteban Buch: Beethoven's Ninth: A Political History. Trans. Richard Miller. (Univ. of Chicago Press, 2004)

 

On Prometheus:
- Paul Bertagnolli: Prometheus in Music: Representations of the Myth in the Romantic Era (Aldershot, UK & 
Burlington, USA: Ashgate, 2007) 
- Carol Dougherty: Prometheus (Abingdon, UK & New York, USA: Routledge, 2006) 

 

On Beethoven: 
- William Kinderman: Beethoven (Oxford, 2009) 
- Maynard Solomon: Beethoven (Schirmer 1977; 1998)  
 

This year's Beethoven Festival

explores themes of Promethean Revolution in music, art and thought. 9 days and 60 events spread throughout six venues in Chicagoland, REVOLUTION 2012 continues to challenge the pre-conceived notions of how classical music - the festival's core - is presented and shared with audiences. Our second Beethoven Festival continues to tear down the walls that stand between different styles of music and art, joining together under one roof classical musicians with rock, pop, blues and jazz musicians, along with contemporary visual artists, ballet dancers, poets, actors, scholars, multimedia artists, and creatives of all backgrounds. An intensely social experience, REVOLUTION 2012 brings for nine days the ideals of Beethoven's human brotherhood, connecting artists and audiences in a contemporary salon-like and intimate atmosphere. Join us in support of the Revolution!

 

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Taking a bow at the close of Beethoven Festival 2011

  


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ABOUT THE NATIONAL PASTIME THEATER

Founded in 1992 by Laurence Bryan, it is located at the historic Preston Bradley Center in Chicago's Uptown Entertainment District (not to be confused with the Preston Bradley Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center). The Beethoven Festival will make use of both the Great Hall (1200 seats) and Mason Hall (250 seats), a beautiful 25 foot ceiling space originally built as a Masonic temple, with original frescoes of Masonic symbolism still gracing the walls. More information may be found at www.nationalpastimetheater.com.

 

ABOUT THE BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL

Concert pianist and Founding Artistic Director George Lepauw's cultural explorations of Paris, London, Beijing and New York have inspired the uniquely unconventional Beethoven Festival, a multi-disciplinary and wide-ranging presentation of music and art. Chicago's latest top-rated tradition is presented by the International Beethoven Project. The Chicago Tribune hailed Beethoven Festival 2011: MAN AND MUSE the "best new undertaking" of 2011 and Time Out Chicago called it the "smash of the season.". Beethoven Festival: REVOLUTION 2012 expands from five to nine days with over 60 events exploring themes of Promethean revolution through art, music, dance, literature, and film.

 

ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL BEETHOVEN PROJECT

 

The International Beethoven Project is dedicated to the promotion of culture, inspired by the music and life of Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), one of the most ground-breaking artists of all times. Our mission is accomplished through the presentation of festivals, concerts, mixed-media exhibits, lectures, the production of recordings and films, the commissioning of new music and art, publications and educational outreach in schools, universities as well as in non-traditional venues. Beethoven's vision of humanity, justice and "brotherhood" inspires us to build a better world through music and art, continuing the dialogue that is necessary between past, present and future generations of artists in order for culture and civilization to flourish.

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