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Beethoven’s 250th Birthday Celebration – Chicago
February 18, 2020 • 7:30 pm
BEETHOVEN: Piano Trio in B-flat Major (“Archduke”), op. 97
BEETHOVEN: Duet with Two Obligato Eyeglasses for viola and cello
BEETHOVEN: String Trio No. 4 in D Major, op. 9, no. 2
In 2020, the musical world celebrates the 250th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven. Marking this special occasion during their own milestone anniversary season, Rembrandt devotes an evening to works from one of history’s greatest creative geniuses. The Eyeglass Duos are inventive conversations between instruments, while Beethoven’s string trios are among the most frequently performed repertoire for that ensemble combination. The evening closes with one of the pinnacles of the chamber world, the Archduke Trio. Happy birthday, Ludwig and Rembrandt!
James Giles, Piano
Ian Hallas, Bass