The Wallis Presents
Beethoven’s Most Beloved Sonatas
In eternal piano sonatas such as the Pathetique, the Moonlight, the Tempest, and the Appassionata, Ludwig Van Beethoven experimented with form and musical storytelling in ways that changed music forever. Step into Beethoven’s Salon with internationally renowned pianist Ory Shihor as he returns to The Wallis to perform these beloved sonatas and tell their stories.
BEETHOVEN Pathetique, Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op.13
BEETHOVEN Tempest, Piano Sonata No. 17 In D Minor, Op. 31, No. 2
BEETHOVEN Moonlight, Piano Sonata No. 14, Op. 27 No. 2
BEETHOVEN Appassionata, Piano Sonata No. 23, Op. 57
“Boldly individualistic.” - The New York Times
“Shihor powered through Beethoven's ‘Appassionata’ sonata with a sure sense of line and structure, but was not afraid to take risks--his arm-weighted sforzandos rang out like gunshots, his articulation of Beethoven's inner voices snapped compellingly through the violent roar of the concluding movement, and his acceleration in the coda was exhilaratingly crisp and clean without sacrificing weight.” - The Washington Post
Running Time: One hour and 40 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission.
PRELUDE: Join us at 6:30pm for a pre-concert conversation with the artist and Classical KUSC radio host Brian Lauritzen. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine provided by The Wallis.
This concert is made possible by generous support from Camille and Arnon Adar, and Marilyn Ziering.
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