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Clara Begins | Souvenir de Vienne

  • Steinway Hall 1133 6th Avenue New York, NY, 10036 United States (map)

Day 1 of our 10 Festival days takes us on a trip to Vienna through Clara Schumann’s eyes and ears. The program also kicks off the official NYC opening of BTHVN on Tour, a world-wide touring exhibition previewing Beethoven’s 250th anniversary in 2020, mounted by the Beethoven-Haus Bonn and DHL Group. Clara Schumann was one of the most influential pianists who championed Beethoven in the 19th century, and the Festival is delighted to partner with Steinway Hall for an evening of music inspired by BTHVN on Tour.

This program features Festival debuts by the Eurus String Quartet, musicians from Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, and Chelsea Music Festival’s founding Ensemble-in-Residence, The Lee Trio.

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Haydn String Quartet in C, Op. 76 No. 3, “Emperor” (1797)
Augusta Read Thomas Clara’s Ascent (2019)*
Clara Schumann Impromptu in G Major, Op. 9, "Souvenir de Vienne" (1838)
Beethoven Piano Trio, Op. 11 “Gassenhauer” (1797)
Clara Schumann Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 17 (1846)

World Premiere Performance

Violin | Minglun Liu, Yeajin Kim, Lisa Lee, Natsumi Tsuboi
Viola | Guanliang Zong
Cello | Brandon Xu, Angela Lee, Jonathan Butler
Piano | Andrea Lam, Melinda Lee Masur, Robert Fleitz