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Beethoven Summer Festival

August 12 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

Join your Fort Collins Symphony for an All-Beethoven Summer Festival! This concert features three of the composer’s most popular works: the enchanting Piano Concerto No. 4, the spirited Symphony No. 7, and the dramatic Coriolan Overture.

When:

Friday, August 12th
7:00 PM

Where:

Timberline Church
2908 S. Timberline Road
Fort Collins, CO 80525

Tickets:

$32 adult, $12 student/child
Available now at LCTix.com

Beethoven Summer Festival

What’s interesting about this concert:

Beethoven wrote the Coriolan Overture to precede a play of the same name. The play has never been performed again since its 1807 premier, but Beethoven’s overture certainly has!

Award winning pianist David Korevaar will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, accompanied by the FCS. This is one of the most-performed piano concertos at Carnegie Hall, second only to Beethoven’s 5th concerto.

The second movement of the Piano Concerto No. 4 was likely inspired by the story of Orpheus and his journey to the Underworld. The orchestra represents wild beasts, who are tamed by the calmness of the piano.

You may recognize Beethoven’s 7th Symphony more than you think! It has been used in many films and TV shows, including Carl Sagan’s “Cosmos,” the Charlie Brown Easter special, “Mr. Holland’s Opus,” and “The King’s Speech.”


On this concert:

Ludwig van Beethoven – Coriolan Overture

Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major
Featuring pianist David Korevaar

Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony No. 7 in A Major

Listen to the music ahead of time with this YouTube playlist:


Guest Artist: Pianist David Korevaar

FCS Beethoven Festival Pianist David Korevaar

Learn more about David and read his full bio at DavidKorevaar.com

Hailed for his “wonderfully warm, pliant, spontaneous playing” by the Washington Post, award winning pianist David Korevaar is in demand as a soloist, chamber musician and collaborator. Korevaar has performed and given master classes throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Central and South America. Recent highlights include recitals and master classes in Taipei, and a tour of Brazil, with recitals and master classes in São Paulo, Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro, João Pessoa, Recife and Natal. He has also concertized and given master classes in Kazakhstan and Tajikistan as part of the U.S. State Department’s Cultural Envoy program and taught at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) in Kabul.

Balancing an active performing schedule along with teaching at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Korevaar is a Distinguished Professor, only the second to bear that title in the College of Music and holds the Peter and Helen Weil fellowship in piano. He was also honored by the University in 2016 as a Distinguished Research Lecturer, a first in the College of Music.

When not performing and teaching David enjoys reading, and running and hiking in the Colorado mountains.


Sponsors:

Dr. David and Alison Dennis

Dr. Ed Siegel

Dr. Peter Springberg and Janet Kowall

City of Fort Collins Fort Fund Logo
The Lyric Cinema
Colorado Creative Industires
National Endowment for the Arts - wide

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