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2016/2017 Calendar of Events

Please join us on Tuesday afternoons from 2:00-2:45 for "Clavichord to Fortepiano", a Mini Concert and Presentation featuring the Center's Historic Keyboard Collection by docent Dr. Richard Sogg. Current Schedule

Open through December 17, 2016.Beethoven in Love. An exhibit from the collections of the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies. King Library 5th floor (special collections exhibit hall and Beethoven Center). FREE

August 28, 2016, 4:00 p.m. Sparkling Musicale featuring two recent winners of the Celia Mendez Young Pianist’s Beethoven Competition sponsored by the American Beethoven Society at the Atherton home of Ila Loeb. See americanbeethovensociety.org for details.

September 24, 2:00 p.m.  Love & Justice: In the Footsteps of Beethoven’s Rebel Opera. Documentary filmmaker Kerry Candaele shows scenes and discusses making of the second film in his Beethoven Hero trilogy.  FREE. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, Schiro Room 550. Sponsored by the King Library and the American Beethoven Society

December 17, 2016, 1-5 p.m. Beethoven Birthday Party and open house at the Beethoven Center. 2:00-3:00 p.m.: Concert by Sarah Jones-Hayes, violin, and Frank Levy, piano. FREE. King Library Room 580 (Beethoven Center)

January 23-March 25, 2017 “New Treasures from the Vault.” An exhibit of recent acquisitions at the Beethoven Center. FREE. King Library Room 580 (Beethoven Center)

March 23, 2017, 3:45 p.m. “What does Fidelio tell us?  Changing Perceptions over Two Turbulent Centuries.” Lecture/presentation by Dr. Glenn Stanley, a Beethoven scholar visiting from the University of Connecticut, on his recent research on the performance history of Beethoven’s opera, Fidelio. FREE. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, Schiro Room 550. Sponsored by the Beethoven Center and the School of Music and Dance, San Jose State University

April 1-June 30, 2017. Beethoven@Home. An exhibit from the collections of the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies. King Library 5th floor (special collections exhibit hall and Beethoven Center). FREE

April 8, 2017, 2:00 p.m. Janine Johnson, fortepiano, selections of Beethoven’s works performed on the Beethoven Center’s historical keyboards. FREE. King Library, Schiro Room 550. Sponsored by the King Library.

May 6, 2017,  2:00 p.m. Celia Mendez Young Pianist’s Beethoven Competition, Concert with Ronald Brautigam, fortepianist. Community School of Music and Arts, Mountain View. Tickets: $100 (includes reception with artist), $55, $35, $20 (students with current ID and seniors 65+). Tickets on sale beginning in December 2016.

May 7, 2017.Celia Mendez Young Pianist’s Beethoven Competition and Master Class with Ronald Brautigam. Concert Hall, San José State University. Competition: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (FREE); Masterclass: 2:30-4:30 ($15/general; $10/students under 25 and seniors 65+). Sponsored in part by Silicon Valley Creates and a Cultural Affairs grant from the City of San José.

 

To arrange for an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act, call 408-808-2130 TTY at least 48 hours in advance.

 

Stay tuned for more events, to be announced!