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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Texas Public Radio Presents: Beethoven

The San Antonio Symphony is uniting the city's classical music community for the 2012 Beethoven Festival. To celebrate, Texas Public Radio is hosting a special evening to showcase the composer's talent and cultural influence. Join us for "TPR Presents: Beethoven" on Thursday, January 12, 7 p.m. at the Beethoven Maennerchor.

Chamber ensemble Camerata San Antonio will play excerpts from Beethoven’s late-era string quartet, the "Opus 130."  It’s a work Beethoven would continue to revise until his death in 1827. Ballet San Antonio will also perform to the music of Camerata San Antonio. Student musician Astrid Topletz will perform the second movement of Beethoven’s “Sonatina in F major.”  Astrid studies piano at Musical Arts Centers of San Antonio.  And on stage, the San Antonio Symphony’s Music Director, Sebastian Lang-Lessing, will join KPAC host John Clare for engaging conversation about Beethoven’s symphonic output.  A reception immediately follows the program. 

Attendees will also be able to spend time at listening stations that recreate Beethoven’s music the way he might have heard it, as he progressively lost his hearing during his life.  Dr. Paul Waryas, audiologist at South Texas Veterans Health Care System, was consulted for the production of these special audio selections.


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