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Beethoven All Night

  • St. Paul's German Lutheran Church 315 West 22nd Street New York, NY, 10011 United States (map)

Ludwig van Beethoven’s impact on all of our lives, regardless of background, is tremendous. From descriptors such as “revolutionary,” “romantic” or “madman,” his life and music continue to fascinate, puzzle and mesmerize those who encounter it. This evening, from 6pm until midnight, experience a multi-faceted exploration on Beethoven.  Through music, food, visual art and talks, we focus on his obsession with the metronome and mission to understand the pulse of time.

6:00pm— Dinner
6:30pm— Festival Talks I | Beethoven’s Impact on Keeping Time
7:30pm— Performance | What’s the Tempo, Ludwig! 
10:00pm— Late Night Beethoven’s Groove— Late Night Jazz with Helen Sung


This special pre-concert dinner is a Festival first and an exclusive chance for audiences to encounter two remarkable figures in the culinary world. Chelsea Music Festival favorite and 2012 Culinary Artist-in-Residence Chef Lance Nitahara will prepare with his students from the Culinary Institute of America a three-course sit-down dinner based on the theme of Time. Food artists and this year's Culinary Artist-in-Residence, Allie Wist, will also speak to our dining guests about the concept of time in food history. Bon Appétit!


Beethoven's Impact on Keeping Time

A lecture and panel discussion presented in partnership with the Beethoven-Haus Bonn and featuring the first appearance to New York audiences of celebrated Beethoven-scholar Jan Caeyers. The first in our popular Festival Talks series will give insight into Beethoven’s world and his encounters during the dawn of the metronome.

A 25-minute lecture will be followed by a 25-minute panel discussion with an esteemed panel of artists that will include 2017 Festival Composer-in-Residence Sebastian Currier, American violin-piano duo Nicholas DiEugenio and Mimi Solomon, Jazz pianist and composer Helen Sung, Festival Artistic Directors Ken-David & Melinda Lee Masur as well as members of the Verona Quartet.



Piano Trio in G Major Op. 1, No. 2
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 10, Op. 96 in G Major
Tonia Ko
Tribute (Axis II) (2016), New York Premiere
String Quartet, Op. 18 No. 4 in C minor


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Beethoven’s Groove - Late Night Jazz with Helen Sung