Beethoven 2020: Unmasking the Iconoclast
The Georgetown Epiphany Festival is excited to bring you three diverse programs, featuring music you would otherwise be unable to hear this concert season.
Concert #1: Sunday, January 26th at 4:00 p.m.
‘Luigi di Beethoven’ and the beloved and reviled Italians
Beethoven’s equally vivacious and affecting seventh symphony is heard alongside two works by rival Italian composers, Rossini and Cherubini, including Cherubini’s dramatic and rarely performed “Chant Sur la Mort de Joseph Haydn”
Concert #2: Friday, January 31st at 7:30 p.m.
An Evening of Song and Chamber Music
Lieder of Beethoven are showcased alongside works contemporary to his life as well as ours, including a new commission from local composer Elisabeth Mehl Greene, written specifically for this program.
Concert #3: Sunday, February 2nd, 4:00 p.m.
Luigi Cherubini’s masterful Requiem in C Minor, a piece which Beethoven held in highest esteem, anchors a program that includes a Haydn symphoyn, a Bruckner motet, and an unusual Beethoven work for four trombones.
All performances take place at historic Dumbarton United Methodist Church
3133 Dumbarton St NW
Washington DC, 20007