Upcoming Virtual Events:
Merlot with the Musicologist
Sunday, December 7, 2020 - 5:00 p.m.
Usually, we discuss our burning musical questions over a cup of coffee, but 2020 calls for something a little stronger.
Join musicologist Jason Heilman for an easy introduction to Beethoven's monumental Piano Trios, just in time for CMT’s upcoming live-streamed performances with the Gryphon Trio.
You’ve heard the details about each of Ludwig van Beethoven’s seven trios for piano and strings on our Masterworks in 10 Minutes of Less podcast. Now you have the chance to see how they all fit together as musicologist Jason Heilman presents a roadmap to Beethoven’s piano trios. Find out why Beethoven returned to the genre at specific points in his career and how they each show the composer grappling with the Viennese legacy of Haydn and Mozart in different ways.
Join us on Zoom for Merlot with the Musicologist, a special interactive presentation!
Gryphon Trio Virtual Concerts
December 10 & 11, 2020
On December 10 & 11, Gryphon Trio returns to the beautiful Isabel Bader Centre in Kingston, Ontario to perform Beethoven’s six most celebrated piano trios.
Hosted by broadcaster Eric Friesen and featuring special guest commentator Rob Kapilow (What Makes It Great?), these livestream concerts bring together a community of music lovers from around North America in a celebration of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birthday.
December 10: Composer Debut
BEETHOVEN: Piano Trio in Eb Major, Op. 1, No. 1
BEETHOVEN: Piano Trio in C Minor, Op. 1, No. 3
BEETHOVEN: Piano Trio in G Major, Op. 1, Nov. 2
December 11: The Master
BEETHOVEN: Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 70, No. 1 “Ghost”
BEETHOVEN: Piano Trio in Eb Major, Op. 70, No. 2
BEETHOVEN: Piano Trio in Bb Major, Op. 97 “Archduke”
January 7, 2021 - 7:00 p.m.
We are excited to once again partner with Magic City Books to bring you two book clubs this season, one in winter and one in Spring. In January we will meet virtually and discuss An Equal Music by Vikram Seth. Stay tuned for more information!
The author of the international bestseller A Suitable Boy returns with a powerful and deeply romantic tale of two gifted musicians. Michael Holme is a violinist, a member of the successful Maggiore Quartet. He has long been haunted, though, by memories of the pianist he loved and left ten years earlier, Julia McNicholl. Now Julia, married and the mother of a small child, unexpectedly reenters his life and the romance flares up once more.
Against the magical backdrop of Venice and Vienna, the two lovers confront the truth about themselves and their love, about the music that both unites and divides them, and about a devastating secret that Julia must finally reveal. With poetic, evocative writing and a brilliant portrait of the international music scene, An Equal Music confirms Vikram Seth as one of the world's finest and most enticing writers.