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Beethoven Lives Upstairs

Beethoven Lives Upstairs

Beethoven Lives Upstairs

Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 3:00pm
Chenery Auditorium
Family Discovery

Tickets Available August 24, 2015

Tickets will be available for this event August 24, 2015.

This world famous production features a lively exchange of letters between young Christoph and his Uncle. Their subject is the “madman” who has moved into the upstairs apartment of Christoph’s Vienna home.

The funereal second movement of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony sets the scene as we travel back in time from March 26, 1827, the day of Beethoven's death, into the more intimate setting of young Christoph's house in Vienna a few years before. Christoph's father has just died and Beethoven has taken the room upstairs. As the correspondence with his uncle unfolds, Christoph recounts the horrors of the composer standing naked at the window, water dripping down into their apartment and Beethoven playing late into the night. Finally, after attending the famous first performance of the Ninth Symphony, Christoph comes to understand the genius of Beethoven, the torment of his deafness, and the beauty of his music.

Join us for some family fun before the concert!  The KSO's Instrument Petting Zoo will begin at 2pm and meet the conductor at 2:40. 

Presentation licensed by Classical Kids LIVE!, Classical Kids Music


Featured Artists

Daniel Brier, conductor
Leslie Ann Sheppard as Christoph
Thad Avery as Uncle



1. Symphony No. 7, Mvmt. II
2. Symphony No. 5, Mvmt. I
3. Piano Sonata, No. 27, Op. 90, Mvmt. II
4. Symphony No. 1, Mvmt. IV
5. Romance for Violin and Orch. in
G Major
6. Piano Sonata, (Pathétique)
7. Symphony No. 9, Mvmt. II
8. Piano Sonata Op. 14, No. 2
9. Symphony No. 4, Mvmt. II
10. Minuet in G Major (Piano & Bells)
11. Spring Sonata (Violin & Piano)
12. Symphony No 8, Mvmt. II
13. Leonore Overture No. 3
14. Für Elise (Piano)
15. Polonaise für Militärmusik in D major
16. Sonata, Op. 27, No. 2 (Moonlight)
17. Mozart Variations (Woodwind Trio)
18. Symphony No. 6, Mvmt. I
19. Symphony No. 6 (Birds)
20. Symphony No. 6 (Storm)
21. Piano Concerto No. 1. Mvmt. I
22. Piano Concerto No. 5, Mvmt II
23. Variations on ‘Nel Cor Più’ (Piano)
24. Bass Sting from Symph. No. 9 (Finale)
25. Piano Capriccio, (Rage over a
Lost Penny)
26. Symphony No. 6 (Tremolo)
27. Symphony No. 9 (Ode to Joy)
28. Symphony No. 9 (Finale)
29. Piano Sonata Op. 49, No. 2, Mvmt. II
30. Symphony No. 6 (Shepherd’s Theme)