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January 15 - May 15| $12 – $30 Get Tickets
Streaming on CP4U Tuesday, January 15 – Saturday, May 15, 2021
Run Time: 38 minutes
WORLD OF THE PIANO
Shenandoah Conservatory Distinguished Artist-in-Residence and World of the Piano Artistic Director John O’Conor presents a special digital performance of Beethoven’s Pathétique and Moonlight sonatas. Our special digital release features an exclusive introduction to each work by O’Conor, who is widely recognized as one of the world’s premier Beethoven interpreters. The native Dubliner was unanimously awarded first prize at the 1973 International Beethoven Piano Competition in Vienna, launching a virtuosic and global career where he is now acknowledged, “…as one of the greatest pianists of our time, and his expressive touch has lost nothing of the perfection that first launched him to fame over 40 years ago” (Madison Magazine).
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, op. 13 (‘Pathétique)
I. Grave – Allegro di molto e con brio
II. Adagio cantabile
III. Rondo: Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, op. 27, No. 2 (‘Moonlight’)
I. Adagio sostenuto
III. Presto agitato
This performance is sponsored by Crescent Cities Charities, providing educational assistance to promising students with financial need, and supporting charities and community organizations. Learn more at cccharities.org.