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Frédéric Lacroix © William Meekins
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Music Talks

It’s a time warp back to the 19th century! In Beethoven’s era, folks used to gather ‘round at home, where the flicker of a candle and a musical instrument was all that was need for an evening of merrymaking. Friends and family would play music, laugh and drink into the wee hours. 

Our post concert musical salons take you back to Beethoven’s time. Each of the four salons brings you different music and a different feel, led by piano virtuoso Frédéric Lacroix. 

September 13: Beethoven and the Hero
Frédéric Lacroix, fortepiano

Beethoven - Sonata 'Tempest' op.31 no.2, mvt. 1
Beethoven - Bagatelles op.33 no.4 and 7
Beethoven - Contradnces no.2 and 7
Beethoven - 'Eroica' Variations op.35

September 19: In an 1800 aristocratic salon
Frédéric Lacroix, fortepiano
Yehonatan Berick, violin
Paul Marleyn, cello

Beethoven - Trio Op. 1 No. 3, 1st movement
Beethoven - Variations on Mozart’s Bei Männern
Beethoven - Trio Op. 1 No. 2, 3rd movement
Beethoven - Sonata No. 5, Op. 24 (“Spring Sonata”), 2nd movement
Beethoven - Symphony No. 2, Op. 36, 4th movement (arr. Beethoven)

September 20Beethoven 2018
Frédéric Lacroix, fortepiano

Lara Deutsch, flute
Zac Pulak, congas

Beethoven - Serenade Op. 41
Beethoven / Lacroix - Lucky 7 (paraphrases of movements from Beethoven’s seventh Symphony)

September 22: Beethoven and The Immortal Beloved
Frédéric Lacroix, fortepiano
Karina Gauvin, soprano
Julie Boulianne, mezzo-soprano
Michael Schade, tenor
Dashon Burton, bass baritone
Yehonatan Berick, violin

Paul Marleyn, cello

Karina Gauvin – “Die trommel gerühret” / “Freudvoll und Leidvoll
Dashon Burton – “Sweet were the Hours” / “The Pulse of an Irishman”
Frédéric Lacroix – 1st movement of the Moonlight Sonata
Julie Boulianne – “Hoffnung”, Op. 82, No. 1 / “T’intendo, si, mio cor”, Op. 82, No. 2
Michael Schade – “Adelaide”

Frédéric Lacroix © William Meekins