Beethoven Plus! – 22-24 September, a weekend of concerts & events

22 Sep 2017 Friday
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24 Sep 2017 Sunday

Beethoven Plus! – 22-24 September, a weekend of concerts & events

Tickets
£84/£72: weekend tickets at 20% discount (centre blocks only). To include four concerts and associated study events.

Krysia Osostowicz – violin
Daniel Tong – piano

Two of our most highly respected chamber musicians present a Beethoven cycle with a difference.

Inspired by their close collaboration and experience of playing Beethoven’s sonatas, Krysia Osostowicz and Daniel Tong devised the Beethoven Plus! project in 2014, and over the past two years have played the complete cycle to great acclaim at Kings Place in London, St George’s Church in Bristol, Sheffield and Cambridge Universities and the Sound Festival in Aberdeen. They are currently recording the whole project for the SOMM label in a series of recitals.

Beethoven’s sonatas are unquestionably the greatest body of repertoire for violin and piano: from the aesthetic perfection of the Spring, through the furious passion of the Kreutzer to the sublime lyricism of the final sonata, these works contain a world of emotional intensity and musical invention. To give the cycle an extra dimension, Osostowicz and Tong have commissioned ten composers to write short companion pieces inspired by Beethoven’s sonatas, creating a fascinating musical conversation across two centuries, and shedding new light on Beethoven’s own creations.

Opening Recital, Friday 22nd September 7:30pm

Coffee Concert, Saturday 23rd September 11:30am

Study Event, Saturday 23rd 3:00pm (free)

Recital, Kreutzer Sonata, Saturday 23rd 7:00pm

Masterclass, Sunday 24th September 11:30am

Finale Recital, Sunday 24th 3:00pm

Tickets available from www.sje-oxford.org/tickets/buy-tickets.html and the Oxford Playhouse.