Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven Festival (Into th..
Tania Miller, conductor
Sara Davis Buechner, piano
The core of Chautauqua’s 2020 Beethoven Festival features the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra performing all five of the composer’s masterful piano concertos across three concerts, with each concerto played by a specially curated soloist. This performance will showcase Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with pianist Sara Davis Buechner, lauded for her “intelligence, integrity and all-encompassing technical prowess” by the New York Times. Distinguished conductor Tania Miller, Music Director Emerita of the Victoria Symphony (Canada), will lead the CSO.
Chautauqua Beethoven Festival:
In the 250 years since composer Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth (b. 1770), his name has become synonymous with the pinnacle of brilliance in classical and orchestral music. This summer, Chautauqua honors Beethoven’s unsurpassed legacy through a mini-festival that runs from late July through the first week in August. The festival will feature four Beethoven-focused Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra performances (July 21, July 28, Aug 5, and Aug 6) and one Chautauqua Chamber Music performance (July 27). In addition, CSO Music Director Rossen Milanov will lead a Beethoven-focused class, and David Levy, scholar and musicology professor at Wake Forest University, will hold additional seminars on Beethoven through the Special Studies department.