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19-20 Masterworks Series

Beethoven Discovers America

In 2020, we celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth in 1770. This season celebrates both his musical achievement and his legacy—in America. Beethoven has a grip on the American popular imagination that no other classical composer has achieved. He was a revolutionary in his own day—more like a rockstar than what we think of when we think of classical music. He pushed the boundaries.

The tradition of generating new, compelling classical music is alive and well. This season also features work by American composers. Some of it is very familiar—but revolutionary in its own day—and some of it will be new to many in our audience. Some of it is quite timely, too. Beethoven himself was an immigrant, from Germany to Austria; Gershwin was the child of immigrants. At the end of their lives, both Rachmaninoff and Bartok became American citizens. This season celebrates the richness that the crossing of borders and boundaries brings to our musical life.


Feb. 28 & 29 | Anne Akiko Meyers, violin

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts | 8:00 PM

March 1, 2020 - 3:00 PM
Music Center at Strathmore
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin

Beethoven, Leonora Overture No. 3, Op. 72b
Adam Schoenberg, Violin Concerto, Orchard in Fog
Bartók, Concerto for Orchestra

Mar. 20 & 21 | Robert DiLutis, clarinet

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts | 8:00 PM
Robert DiLutis, clarinet

Haydn, Symphony No. 104 in D major, London
Copland, Clarinet Concerto
Beethoven, Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93

May 1 & 2 | Awadagin Pratt, piano

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts | 8:00 PM
Awadagin Pratt, piano

Garrop, Pandora Undone
Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15
Boyer, Ellis Island: The Dream of America

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