Ballantyne & Sasaki play Beethoven - Early, Middle, Late: Three Cello Sonatas

6:00 pm
7:15 pm

Pre-Concert Lecture on Beethoven (optional)

5 pm

Lecturer: George Marriner Maull, artistic director, The Discovery Orchestra; educator and public television personality


Classical music returns to Woodmere with the music of Ludwig van Beethoven! 

Enjoy an evening of Beethoven with Internationally recognized cellist, Scott Ballantyne, and pianist, Hiroko Sasaki. In the 20 years of compositions spanned in this concert, Beethoven revolutionized the art of music by creating the cello sonata. The composer's unique musical and spiritual journey is demonstrated in the works on this program - one from each of his major creative periods.  

Heighten your listening experience in a half-hour talk on the music of Beethoven by Emmy nominee, George Marriner Maull. Maull is well-known for his PBS specials and the Discovery Orchestra. and the host of the weekly radio program, Inside Music on WWFM The Classical Network. He has hosted the New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s Classical Overtures for over a decade. The lecture will begin at 5 pm.

Scott Ballantyne débuted before a sold-out house at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in 2002 and has performed throughout the world. He has been featured soloist on the Metropolitan Museum's "Voices from the Temple of Dendur" series and has worked with many of the leading conductors of the day, most significantly Gerard Schwarz.  

Hiroko Sasaki performs extensively as a recitalist and chamber musician in England, Scotland, Taiwan, France, Hungary, Switzerland, Canada, and the U.S. She gives annual recitals in Carnegie’s Weill Hall and makes frequent tours of Japan. 

Woodmere is grateful to Eric Haeker for the support of this concert.

$25 ($15 members)