The stars of Beethoven continue to align over Southeast Michigan as Chamber Music Detroit presents two of the world’s most eminent classical musicians, cellist Lynn Harrell and pianist Anne-Marie McDermott, in concert on Saturday, May 18 at the Seligman Performing Arts Center. The concert begins at 8 p.m.
Beethoven: Sonata in G minor, Op. 5, No. 2
Beethoven: Sonata in C major, Op. 102, No. 1
Beethoven: Sonata in A major, Op. 69
Seligman Performing Arts Center is located at 22305 W. 13 Mile Road (at Lahser), Beverly Hills, Michigan, 48025, on the campus of Detroit Country Day School.
Tickets range from $15 to $60. For reservations, phone (248) 855-6070 or email tickets@ChamberMusicDetroit.org.
Lynn Harrell’s presence is felt throughout the musical world. A consummate soloist, chamber musician, recitalist, conductor and teacher, his work throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia has placed him in the highest echelon of today’s performing artists. His collaborator, Anne-Marie McDermott, is a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and has performed as orchestral soloist, chamber musician and recitalist for over 25 years. She was recently appointed Artistic Director of the Vail Valley Music Festival as well as Curator for Chamber Music for the Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego.
“From the opening gesture, Harrell embraced us and didn’t put us down, gently but with a flourish, until the end. His playing was bold, imaginative, and surpassingly sensitive … fully human and rich in detail” —The Boston Globe
“Anne-Marie McDermott is a pianist who balances qualities of excitement and spontaneity with clarity and elegance.” —The New York Times
Learn more online at Chamber Music Detroit.
The Chamber Music Detroit program continues the string of incredible good fortune we Beethoven lovers are enjoying in 2013. The Detroit Symphony Orchestra presented a Beethoven Festival with all nine symphonies and 32 piano sonatas and more, including Emanuel Ax performing the Egmont Overture…The Michigan Opera Theatre presented his only opera, “Fidelio,”…The Purple Rose Theatre currently is presenting “33 Variations” a drama set in two times, the present and Beethoven’s…Pro Musica of Detroit presented Dr. Richard Kogan, a Harvard trained psychiatrist and Juilliard trained concert pianist who analyzed the mind and music of Beethoven…
Mille grazie, stella celestial! Mille, mille grazie, Ludwig!