Date - August 5, 2016
7:30 pm until 9:30 pm
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
149 Girdle Ridge Road
Katonah, NY, 10536
Cultural Pursuit members and guests are invited to join me to hear Jonathan Biss, Artist-in-Residence, for an evening of All Beethoven Sonatas in Caramoor’s beautiful Spanish Courtyard.
Cost for Group Seating: $55 per person, Row O, rear center (view seating chart).
Before the performance, we can either dine together at a restaurant in nearby Bedford, or bring a picnic dinner and wine – we can determine that closer to the date, depending on the weather forecast and members’ preferences. Please join me as my guest at the Members’ Reception area for a glass of wine during the intermission.
Ticket purchase on Eventbrite
Group seating tickets can be either be mailed to attending members, or distributed when we meet for dinner before the performance.
Artist-in-Residence Jonathan Biss is serious about his Beethoven. “Beethoven’s sonatas have been a constant presence in my life for nearly as long as I have been playing the piano,” he writes. “‘Presence’ is too mild a word, though: ‘force’ comes a bit closer to conveying the space he occupies in my heart and head.”
In his latest appearance at Caramoor, a solo recital in 2013, the pianist played an entirely different slate of Beethoven’s sonatas to a rapt audience. The player and public both found themselves surrounded by torrential downpour, but it didn’t matter: “Coming back to places where I have history, where the audience and I know each other, where I’ve played a wide variety of repertoire — that always feels deeper to me. And since I have a longer history with Caramoor than I do just about any other place, it’s really very exciting to know that I have this extended visit coming up…”
Witness the passion, dedication, and mastery of a man obsessed.
Beethoven Sonata in E flat major, Op. 7
Beethoven Sonata in D minor, Op. 31 no. 2 (“Tempest”)
– Intermission –
Beethoven Sonata in G major, Op. 79
Beethoven Sonata in F minor, Op. 57 (“Appassionata”)
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, 65 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah NY 10536