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Fine Arts Chamber Players will record and share its Basically Beethoven Festival performances for the Basically Beethoven Festival-in-Place. Musicians will be recorded in a concert setting and the footage will premiere on FACP’s YouTube channel at the scheduled concert times.

Each festival concert begins with a Rising Star Recital highlighting exceptional student musicians from the area, and then continues with a Feature Performance, showcasing professionals of the highest caliber.

Schedule of events

  • July 12: Bach to Beethoven - Rising Star Regina Lin, piano, performs works by Joseph Haydn, Beethoven’s teacher; and Franz Liszt, a composer who felt Beethoven paved the way for future musicians. For the Feature Performance, cellists Andres Diaz and Joseph Kuipers with Karen Abrahamson Thomas (Waco Symphony Principal Harp) move from the Baroque to Beethoven’s era through the works of Bach, Boccherini, Maria Theresia von Paradis, and Paganini.
  • July 19: Beethoven, Basically - For the Rising Star Recital, violinist Nikki Nagavi will be joined by pianist Kyle Orth for Beethoven’s sublime “Spring” sonata, op. 24. Then, featured artists Lucas Aleman (Dallas Symphony Violin), Theodore Harvey (DSO Associate Principal Cello), and Festival Director Alex McDonald, piano, will present the “Archduke” trio, op. 97. The concert concludes with Aleman and Harvey joining Grace Kang Wollett (Dallas Opera Violin) and Rachel Li McDonald, viola, to perform the sublime middle movement of quartet op. 132, Heiliger Dankgesang (“Holy Song of Thanksgiving for recovery from a recent illness”).
  • July 26: Beethoven and Beyond! - Rising Stars Bryan Han, cello, and Ashley Tauhert, piano, present the final two movements of Rachmaninoff’s cello sonata; then, Shields-Collins Bray (Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Principal Keyboard) and Swang Lin (FWSO Associate Concertmaster) will perform works by Beethoven, Brahms, Verdi, Debussy, and Bernstein to suit the "Beethoven and Beyond" theme.

Fine Arts Chamber Players will record and share its Basically Beethoven Festival performances for the Basically Beethoven Festival-in-Place. Musicians will be recorded in a concert setting and the footage will premiere on FACP’s YouTube channel at the scheduled concert times.

Each festival concert begins with a Rising Star Recital highlighting exceptional student musicians from the area, and then continues with a Feature Performance, showcasing professionals of the highest caliber.

Schedule of events

  • July 12: Bach to Beethoven - Rising Star Regina Lin, piano, performs works by Joseph Haydn, Beethoven’s teacher; and Franz Liszt, a composer who felt Beethoven paved the way for future musicians. For the Feature Performance, cellists Andres Diaz and Joseph Kuipers with Karen Abrahamson Thomas (Waco Symphony Principal Harp) move from the Baroque to Beethoven’s era through the works of Bach, Boccherini, Maria Theresia von Paradis, and Paganini.
  • July 19: Beethoven, Basically - For the Rising Star Recital, violinist Nikki Nagavi will be joined by pianist Kyle Orth for Beethoven’s sublime “Spring” sonata, op. 24. Then, featured artists Lucas Aleman (Dallas Symphony Violin), Theodore Harvey (DSO Associate Principal Cello), and Festival Director Alex McDonald, piano, will present the “Archduke” trio, op. 97. The concert concludes with Aleman and Harvey joining Grace Kang Wollett (Dallas Opera Violin) and Rachel Li McDonald, viola, to perform the sublime middle movement of quartet op. 132, Heiliger Dankgesang (“Holy Song of Thanksgiving for recovery from a recent illness”).
  • July 26: Beethoven and Beyond! - Rising Stars Bryan Han, cello, and Ashley Tauhert, piano, present the final two movements of Rachmaninoff’s cello sonata; then, Shields-Collins Bray (Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Principal Keyboard) and Swang Lin (FWSO Associate Concertmaster) will perform works by Beethoven, Brahms, Verdi, Debussy, and Bernstein to suit the "Beethoven and Beyond" theme.

Fine Arts Chamber Players will record and share its Basically Beethoven Festival performances for the Basically Beethoven Festival-in-Place. Musicians will be recorded in a concert setting and the footage will premiere on FACP’s YouTube channel at the scheduled concert times.

Each festival concert begins with a Rising Star Recital highlighting exceptional student musicians from the area, and then continues with a Feature Performance, showcasing professionals of the highest caliber.

Schedule of events

  • July 12: Bach to Beethoven - Rising Star Regina Lin, piano, performs works by Joseph Haydn, Beethoven’s teacher; and Franz Liszt, a composer who felt Beethoven paved the way for future musicians. For the Feature Performance, cellists Andres Diaz and Joseph Kuipers with Karen Abrahamson Thomas (Waco Symphony Principal Harp) move from the Baroque to Beethoven’s era through the works of Bach, Boccherini, Maria Theresia von Paradis, and Paganini.
  • July 19: Beethoven, Basically - For the Rising Star Recital, violinist Nikki Nagavi will be joined by pianist Kyle Orth for Beethoven’s sublime “Spring” sonata, op. 24. Then, featured artists Lucas Aleman (Dallas Symphony Violin), Theodore Harvey (DSO Associate Principal Cello), and Festival Director Alex McDonald, piano, will present the “Archduke” trio, op. 97. The concert concludes with Aleman and Harvey joining Grace Kang Wollett (Dallas Opera Violin) and Rachel Li McDonald, viola, to perform the sublime middle movement of quartet op. 132, Heiliger Dankgesang (“Holy Song of Thanksgiving for recovery from a recent illness”).
  • July 26: Beethoven and Beyond! - Rising Stars Bryan Han, cello, and Ashley Tauhert, piano, present the final two movements of Rachmaninoff’s cello sonata; then, Shields-Collins Bray (Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Principal Keyboard) and Swang Lin (FWSO Associate Concertmaster) will perform works by Beethoven, Brahms, Verdi, Debussy, and Bernstein to suit the "Beethoven and Beyond" theme.

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https://www.fineartschamberplayers.org/basically-beethoven-festival/

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