Basically Beethoven Festival-in-Place: July 25

Festival concludes with piano four-hands: 2 pianists share 1 instrument; program includes WORLD PREMIERE of piece by Quinn Mason
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Rising Star: Marlon Flores Dovales, cello; Pranay Varada, piano; works by Robert Schumann and Claude Debussy

Feature Performance: Festival Director Alex McDonald, piano; Lewis Warren, piano

Program: Three Marches, Op. 45 by Ludwig van Beethoven | Fantasie by Franz Schubert | Cuban Overture by George Gershwin | Etude II: Fugue for 4 Voices by Anthony Green | **WORLD PREMIERE** of the commissioned work Korapiano by Dallas composer-on-the-rise and FACP education program alumnus Quinn Mason

The Festival concludes with music for piano four-hands (two pianists sharing one instrument): Beethoven’s regal Three Marches; the lyrical and haunting Fantasie an undisputed masterpiece by Beethoven’s contemporary Franz Schubert; Gershwin’s joyous Cuban Overture, a piece he considered to be one of his best compositions; a fun solo etude by Anthony R. Green; and a new piano solo by Quinn Mason, Korapiano, commissioned by FACP. The composer studied the kora, an African harp with 21 strings. Mason says, “this composition utilizes West African folk tunes and incorporates melodic elements and ornamentation usually found in traditional kora playing.”


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July 25, 2021 - 3:00 pm

Event Tags

Basically Beethoven, General Info, World Premiere

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