Beethoven for All: The Piano Sonatas Part VI

Event details

  • Saturday, December 16, 3:30 pm
  • Rothko Chapel
  • This event is at capacity and we are no longer taking reservations. On the day of the performance, additional walk-up seating may be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors for the 3:30 performance open at approximately 3:10 PM; unfilled seats released at 3:25 PM.


DACAMERA’s popular free Beethoven for All series returns! Twenty sonatas spanning Beethoven’s lifetime – some of the most thrillingly inventive piano music ever composed, performed by leading Houston pianists

Celebrating Beethoven’s Birthday On December 16

Beethoven for All and the afternoon marathon celebrating Beethoven’s birthday culminates with pianist and DACAMERA Artistic Director Sarah Rothenberg performing Beethoven’s final sonatas.

Sarah Rothenberg

Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109
Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Op. 110
Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, Op. 111

Described as “a prolific and creative thinker” by The Wall Street Journal, Sarah Rothenberg has a unique career as concert pianist, writer, educator, producer and creator of interdisciplinary performances linking music to literature, visual art and ideas. A pianist of “heart, intellect and fabulous technical resources” (Fanfare) and “power and introspection” (The New York Times), she has performed at Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.), Great Performers at Lincoln Center (New York), Barbican Centre (London), The Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Palais des Beaux-Arts (Brussels), Gilmore Piano Festival, 92nd Street Y, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Library of Congress, Van Cliburn Foundation, The Getty Museum, Ojai Festival and concert series across the United States. Sarah Rothenberg’s scholarly research has resulted in her U.S. premiere performances and recordings of Fanny Mendelssohn’s Das Jahr  (Independent Record Companies Award for Best Solo Classical Recording 1996); Rediscovering the Russian Avant-Garde: Lourié, Mosolov and Roslavetz (GM); and Shadows and Fragments: Piano Works of Brahms and Schoenberg. Additional acclaimed recordings include Messiaen Visions de l’Amen (with Marilyn Nonken), and DACAMERA’s Rothko Chapel: Satie, Cage and Feldman on ECM, as well as works of Wuorinen, Carter, Perle, Picker, Ran, Tower and Tsontakis, in collaboration with the composers. Read more about Sarah Rothenberg.

Beethoven for All Sponsors: Ron Franklin and Janet Gurwitch


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