Upcoming Events

Beethoven Center Noontime Concerts

March 7, 2024
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
5th floor Beethoven Center, MLK Library
Free admission

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Concert: Alex Eisenberg and Debbie Davis (violin and piano)

Beethoven Sonata op. 24 (“Spring””)
Brahms, selections from Waltzes op. 39
Richard Strauss, Rosenkavalier Waltz (arr. Váša Příhoda)

 

Please join the Beethoven Center for our second Noontime Concert for the Spring semester. This event is free and no RSVP is required. Cookies and coffee to follow concert.


The 38th annual Celia Mendez Young Pianists Beethoven Competition

Saturday, March 30, 2024
Competition
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
San José State University Concert Hall
Music Building, SJSU Main Campus, CA 95192

Masterclass with Eric Zivian
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies

Following the competition final, the three winners will be invited to participate in a workshop at the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies, led by fortepianist Eric Zivian (co-founder and artistic director, Valley of the Moon Festival). The participants will make use of the Beethoven Center’s historic keyboard collection and will be coached on historically informed approaches to performing Beethoven’s piano music.

Flyer and application form [pdf]

Deadline for entries: Extended to Friday February 23, 2024 at 5 pm


Beethoven Center Noontime Concerts

April 4, 2024
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
San Jose State University, Concert Hall
Music Building, SJSU Main Campus

Free admission

Beethoven portrait

 

Concert: Tamami Honma and Daniel Glover (pianos) and John Gerling (timpani/percussion)

Beethoven, Symphony no. 9 (arr. Franz Liszt)

 

 



Please join the Beethoven Center for our third Noontime Concert for the Spring semester. Please note, that this event will take place at the Concert Hall at San Jose State University. Like our other. noon concerts, admission is free and no RSVP is required. Cookies and coffee to follow concert.


Beethoven Ball

April 27, 2024
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
San José Woman's Club, 75th South 11th Street

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Come and dance the waltzes and contradances of the early nineteenth century Viennese ballroom to the music of Beethoven and his contemporaries. Featuring the SJSU Collegium Musicum directed by Gordon Haramaki, and dance performances by vintage dance groups Dance Through Time and The Academy of Danse Libre.

Joan Walton will teach the dances ahead of the ball in an afternoon workshop at the same venue from 3-5pm.

Ticket information coming soon!

Supported by a College of H&A Artistic Excellence Programming Grant and the American Beethoven Society


Beethoven Center Noontime Concerts

May 2, 2024
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
5th floor Beethoven Center, MLK Library
Free admission

Beethoven bronze statue

Concert: Ernest Ting-Ta Yen and Bill Palmer (violins), Jiayi Huang (viola), Carrie Tseng and Zoe Lin (cellos)

Beethoven, Quintet for 2 violins, viola, and 2 violoncellos, after Beethoven’s Sonata for Piano and Violin, op. 47 (“Kreutzer”)

 

Please join the Beethoven Center for our final Noontime Concert for the Spring semester. This event is free and no RSVP is required. Cookies and coffee to follow concert.