Current Events

Beethoven Figurine

Ongoing:

Tuesday afternoons from 2:00-2:45. “Clavichord to Fortepiano,” a mini-concert and presentation featuring the Center’s historical keyboard collection by docent Dr. Richard Sogg. See website for schedule of dates during the year.

Coming soon:

October 6, 2018, 2:30 p.m.: Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony Benefit Concert, SJSU Symphony Orchestra, a performance celebrating the special acquisition of the first edition score of the 7th Symphony inscribed by the composer. “’For my highly esteemed friend’: a newly discovered Beethoven dedication,” pre-concert lecture by Dr. Erica Buurman. FREE. Hammer Theater.

October 15-December 15, 2018: Exhibit: “Beethoven Loves the Brentanos,” featuring the newly-acquired first edition score of the 7th Symphony inscribed by the composer to Antonie Brentano (possibly his “Immortal Beloved”). Beethoven Center (see hours on reverse).

Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 7:00 p.m.: Beethoven Student Series concert. King Library, Schiro Room 550. Check website after November 21 for program and performers

December 15, 2018, 1:00-5:00 p.m.: Beethoven Birthday Bash. Program (2:00-3:00 p.m.): Concert by pianist Tamami Honma, followed by a reception. FREE. King Library, Beethoven Center & Schiro Room 550.

Spring 2019

April 6, 2019:Celia Mendez Young Pianist’s Beethoven Competition with Paul Lewis, master teacher. Competition finals: 9:30 a.m. – 12: 30 p.m.; Master class with Paul Lewis: 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. FREE. Sponsored in part by the Office of Cultural Affairs of the City of San Jose and Silicon Valley Creates. Concert Hall, SJSU

April 7, 2019. 2:00 p.m.: Paul Lewis, piano. Sponsored in part by the Office of Cultural Affairs of the City of San Jose and Silicon Valley Creates. Concert Hall, SJSU. Program: Haydn, Sonata in E Minor, H. XVI:34; Brahms, Three Intermezzi, op. 117; Beethoven, Diabelli Variations, op. 120.

Tickets: $80 (includes reserved seats, parking code, and post-concert private reception with artist); $40 general; $20 SJSU faculty/staff; FREE to all students

Tickets on sale beginning November 2018 at americanbeethovensociety.org

April 15 – July 31, 2019: Signature Exhibit: “Beethoven & Steinbeck: The Art of Biography” featuring special materials from the Steinbeck Center and Beethoven Center, including the recently acquired collection of Beethoven biographer Alexander Wheelock Thayer. FREE. King Library, Special Collections Exhibit Hall and Beethoven Center, 5th floor (see hours below). Sponsored by SVCreates and the College of Humanities & the Arts Artistic Excellence Programming Grant.

April 2019: TBA. Lectures by Grant Cook on Alexander Wheelock Thayer and Theodore Albrecht on Beethoven’s Conversation Books as a source for Beethoven’s biography.

April 27, 2019, 2:00 p.m.: Beethoven Student Series Concert. King Library, Schiro Room 550. FREE. Check website after April 20 for program and performers.

 

Stay tuned for more events, to be announced!