Brevard College to present Beethoven sonatas

Cellist Franklin Keel and pianist Bradley Martin will present two music concerts by Ludwig van Beethoven on Thursday, Jan. 22, and Thursday, Feb. 26.  The concerts will be held in Brevard College’s Porter Center.  Both concerts are free and open to the public.

Brevard College press release:

The Brevard College Music Department will host cellist Franklin Keel and pianist Bradley Martin for two music concerts by Ludwig van Beethoven on Thursday, January 22 and Thursday, February 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Brevard College’s Porter Center.

The first concert, performed the evening of Thursday, January 22, will feature Beethoven’s first and third cello sonatas, along with his Seven Variations on a Theme from The Magic Flute. The second concert, on Thursday, February 26th, will feature sonatas 2, 4, and 5. Both programs begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Scott Concert Hall at Brevard College’s Porter Center for Performing Arts. These concerts are free and open to the public.

During these concerts, the duo will present all six of Beethoven’s cello sonatas. “This is a unique opportunity for our music students to experience Beethoven’s maturation as a composer and to hear how the sonata form developed during his lifetime,” says faculty member Kathryn Gresham. “We are very fortunate to be able to present such a rich musical offering to our community at no charge.”

Cellist Franklin Keel is an adjunct faculty member at Brevard College, Associate Principal Cellist with the Asheville Symphony Orchestra, and a founding member of the Opal String Quartet. Pianist Bradley Martin is on the music faculty at Western Carolina University and has played, coached and conducted all over the United States, in Russia, and in his native Australia.

Event details:
Concert 1: Thursday, January 22
7:30 p.m., Porter Center at Brevard College

Concert 2: Thursday, February 26
7:30 p.m., Porter Center at Brevard College

For more information, call the Fine Arts Division Office at 828/884-8211.


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