Sunday, April 14 ~ 2013
Schuster Center, 3 pm
Come early for pre-concert fun in the Wintergarden at 2 pm:
Conducting Station | Instrument Petting Zoo | Scavenger Hunt | Crafts | Q the Music Young Musicians
The world famous production of Beethoven Lives Upstairs features a lively exchange of letters between young Christoph and his uncle. Their subject is the "madman" who has moved into the upstairs apartment of Christoph's Vienna home. Through a touching correspondence dramatically underscored with the composer's most beautiful excerpts, Christoph comes to understand the genius of Beethoven, the beauty of his music, and the torment of his deafness.
You and your children will be captivated by more than twenty-five excerpts of the master's music, including the Moonlight Sonata, Fur Elise, and the great Fifth and Ninth Symphonies. The music is magically woven into the drama as two actors share their anecdotes and observations based on true incidents from the composer's life. Presenting history, drama, music and fun, this engaging concert is an engaging blend of fun and education.
The performance is approximately 50 minutes in length and is recommended for audiences age six and up.