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Friday, June 28, 2019


5:00 pm - 6:00 pm





The Cozy Side of Beethoven: Benefit Concert

An Intimate Concert in Tribute to the Great Composer

* Tickets: $20 in advance and $25 cash at the door. All seats are general admission.

In 2020, the world will celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday. In anticipation of his sestercentennial, this coming June 26, 2019, singers Deborah Carmichael, Kinga Cserjési, Berry Jones, and Peter Ludwig, joined by instrumentalists Nikita Morozov (violin), Valeriya Sholokhova (cello), and Doug Martin (piano) will present a concert in New York City in his honor. The repertoire will include some of Beethoven’s little-known vocal works, as well as familiar favorites.

Program will include various ensemble and solo works by Beethoven including:
-concert aria Ah, perfido!
-Mir ist so wunderbar from the opera Fidelio
-Piano Trio in E-flat major, Op.70, No.2: IV. Finale Allegro
-Selections from Scottish Songs, Welsh Songs, and other Lieder

The four singers of “The Cozy Side of Beethoven” are students and teachers of the Libero Canto approach.

Libero Canto is a way of teaching and learning singing that liberates the vocal and musical potential of singers who wish to develop singing as an art form, and makes the joy of singing accessible to anyone who seeks it.

The name Libero Canto comes from the phrase, “la via al libero canto,” the path to free singing. This approach was first developed by Lajos Szamosi in Budapest before the Second World War. Libero Canto is a path, a process, and an attitude toward singing and music making. It is a humanistic, holistic approach that values authentic expression and the unfolding of individual potential, and trusts that if we imagine music clearly and allow our true, vital impulses to come through, the wisdom of the body will carry us toward increasing freedom in singing.

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