November 13-15, 2020

Hear all seven of Beethoven’s groundbreaking trios in two concerts in a weekend mini-festival! From the inventiveness of Opus 1 (his first published works!), to the atmospheric “Ghost,” to the dramatic and stately “Archduke,” the trios offer a portrait of Beethoven’s masterful vision for the combination of violin, cello, and piano. The Berlin-based ATOS Trio has been on our wish list for many years, and this is the perfect opportunity to hear them in Tulsa.

Beethoven Piano Trios Part 1

Friday, November 13, 2020 - 7:30 p.m.

Williams Theatre, Tulsa PAC 


Beethoven Piano Trios, Part 1

Trio in G Major, Op. 1, No. 2

Trio in D Major, Op. 70, No. 1, “Ghost”

Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 11, “Gassenhauer”

Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 70, No. 2

Saturday, November 14, 2020 - 7:30 p.m.

Westby Pavilion, Tulsa PAC

Doors open for wine and conversation at 7:00 p.m.


Gaspar Cassadó: Trio in C Major

W. A. Mozart: Trio in C Major, K.548

Cécile Chaminade: Trio No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 34

Beethoven Piano Trios Part 2

Sunday, November 15, 2020 - 3:00 p.m.

Williams Theatre

Pre-concert lecture at 2:15 p.m.


Beethoven Piano Trios, Part 2

Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 1, No. 1

Trio in C Minor, Op. 1, No. 3

Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 97, “Archduke”

Concert Highlight: Salon Concert

The ATOS Trio offers three captivating pieces, each with a distinctive musical identity. Chaminade’s trio is a powerful work of sweeping, Romantic character, but it was ignored for nearly a century because the composer was a woman. In Mozart’s trio, an overall cheerful disposition prevails despite episodes of dark and moody harmonies. Cassadó creates a Spanish fantasia filled with harmonies and rhythms that echo those of flamenco guitars.