Beethoven. What a wonderful occasion to celebrate the 250th anniversary of his birth. Catherine and I started the Kaimerata project ten years ago with the complete Sonatas for violin and piano by Beethoven. This year in Barcelona, we celebrated the 10th Season and was able to perform the last concert the day before all public events were prohibited (March 11th in Spain). We felt very priviledged to not only have been able to finish our series but also to have been able to keep it going for 10 years, starting and finishing with our beloved Beethoven. All the more pleasure to bring his music to you this summer!
The most difficult job every year: how can we possibly choose the works to be performed? Or more correctly said, how can we possibly not perform so many incredible pieces? A selection has to me made, unfortunately, otherwise we would have you sitting there all summer, listening to concerts!!
We have decided to divide the three concerts into the three periods of his life.
We will include:
A few early Sonatas for violin and piano
A couple of String Quartets, one early one, one late one
The "Archduke" trio for violin, cello, and piano, dating from his middle period
Perhaps an early String Trios
A late Solo Piano Sonata
"Festival Highlights," Thurdsday, August 6th. 7:00 p.m Comox United Church (250 Beach Drive, Comox)
Early Beethoven, Friday, August 7th. 7:00 p.m. Denman Island Community Hall.
Middle Beethoven, Saturday, August 8th. 4:00 p.m. Denman Island Community Hall.
Late Beethoven, Sunday, August 9th. 2:30 p.m.. Denman Island Community Hall.