Heartstrings: Celebrate Beethoven’s 250th Birthday
September 17th @ 8:00 pm$30
Celebrate Beethoven’s 250th Birthday With Heartstrings & Cello Society Of Southern Utah
Ludwig Van Beethoven was known for his music’s passion, and we’re known for our large cello gatherings. Join us for an iconic evening, on the theater plaza, outside where safety and socially distanced seating will be in perfect harmony! In this 2nd and final installment of Beethoven’s 250th Birthday Celebration, we will be serenaded by the Cello Society of Southern Utah, conducted by Dr. Ka-Wai Yu of Dixie State University. We are thrilled to be making Dr. Yu’s lifelong dream of spreading the music of the cello possible once again. Heartstrings will be a night of education only the instrument itself can give, as we resurrect the passionate, booming string ensemble sound that Beethoven so painstakingly achieved at the turn of the 19th Century. His compositions ushered the world from the Classical era of music, bound by many persistent customs, into the Romantic era, in which musicians copied Beethoven’s “liberal” sense of phrasing. Beethoven started a movement that let music sound more like the passions of the heart than the heavens of perfection dreamed by Classical theorists.
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