Garrick Ohlsson Plays Beethoven


Friday, March 2, 2018 8:00PM

Garrick Ohlsson Plays Beethoven







Due to Hurricane Harvey this event has been moved to Stude Concert Hall, Shepherd School of Music, Rice University 6100 Main St, Houston TX 77005. Questions? Call 713-524-5050 or email boxoffice@dacamera.com.

Beethoven: Sonata in C minor, Op. 13 “Pathetique” Sonata in F Minor, Op. 57 “Appassionata” Sonata in C Major, Op. 53 “Waldstein” Sonata in C-sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2 “Moonlight”

The remarkable stamp of originality that Beethoven brought to classical forms is nowhere more evident than in his piano sonatas, which traverse his creative life. Beethoven transformed the musical sonata form, originally intended for the amateur keyboardist’s home enjoyment, into virtuosic works that challenged and expanded the piano’s capacity for expression. Here, celebrated pianist Garrick Ohlssohn tackles four of Beethoven’s most beloved masterpieces, bringing to life the passionate and dramatic spirit of these revolutionary works, which continue to amaze and surprise us.

Since his triumph as winner of the 1970 Chopin International Piano Competition, Garrick Ohlsson has established himself worldwide as a musician of magisterial interpretive and technical prowess.

“And watching him, you can tell that Ohlsson feels the music deep in his bones. He’s not just putting on a show. He seems to be channeling the composer, breathing life into music written hundreds of years ago and making it feel more relevant than the latest flash-in-the-pan pop song ever will. We’re truly lucky to have Ohlsson with us performing in his prime.” -- The Republican

“Garrick Ohlsson is a big pianist with a calmly commanding presence.” -- The Independent

The James K. Schooler Memorial Concert is an annual event recognizing the generous bequest made by a loyal Da Camera subscriber and donor.

Friday, March 2, 2018, 8:00 PM Stude Concert Hall, Shepherd School of Music, Rice University 6100 Main St, Houston TX 77005