Audrey Vardanega & Tanya Tomkins celebrate Beethoven's 250th
Virtual Premiere

Audrey Vardanega & Tanya Tomkins celebrate Beethoven's 250th

Aptos, CA

Mon, December 7, 2020 7:00 PM, PST

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This is a Groupmuse Virtual Premiere

An online debut of exceptionally crafted pre-recorded content, coupled with musician + audience videochat.


Welcome to a celebration of Beethoven's 250th Birthday Year - featuring significant works for his favorite instrument - the piano. Our four-day festival features performer's who are among the most esteemed interpreters of his music, including pianists Jonathan Biss, Garrick Ohlsson, Alon Goldstein and Audrey Vardanega with cellist Tanya Tomkins.

The festival will include favorites like the Pathetique Sonata and Les Adieux, as well as the towering Hammerklavier. The opening concert will begin with remarks from the director of the Center for Beethoven Studies at San Jose State University, Dr. Erica Buurman, and will conclude with a live q&a featuring the performers.

We hope you will join us for the festival starting Sunday, December 6th at 7 pm PST, for stimulating live discussions and dazzling performances honoring one of the greatest composers of all time.

Sign up for this individual concert on this page, or click the link below to sign up for the complete series:

What's the music?

Tanya Tomkins Cello

Ludwig van Beethoven

Cello Sonata No. 3 in A major, Op. 69

Allegro ma non tanto
Scherzo. Allegro molto (in A minor)
Adagio cantabile – Allegro vivace.

(performed on gut strings and the 'Poletti' fortepiano)

Cello Sonata No. 4 in C Major, Op. 102 No. 1

Andante – Allegro vivace
Adagio – Tempo d'andante – Allegro vivace

(performed on gut strings and the 'Rausch' fortepiano)

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