WSHU Public Radio Presents “The Complete Beethoven Violin Sonatas” Concert Series

Suzuki Music Schools

From Feb 12 to May 07, 2023
Event times range between 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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The Suzuki Music Schools’ Westport school will host WSHU Public Radio’s "The Complete Beethoven Violin Sonata" concert series, starting on Sunday, February 12th at 4:00pm in the Blake Recital Hall (246 Post Road East, Lower Level, Westport CT 06880). Performances will feature award-winning violinist Andrew Smith, director of the Suzuki Music Schools, and Grammy-nominated pianist Joshua Pierce. This series will explore the genius of Beethoven and is one of the few instances in which the entire catalog of sonatas is performed together.

Beethoven is lionized as a composer and artist. His music is treated with a reverence that can sometimes hide the intellect and passion he intended to convey to the audiences of his era. The first nine violin sonatas were written in five years but represented an incredible creative trajectory breaking new boundaries at every step. Abandoning the form, he returned to it almost eight years later to compose his final sonata, the autumnal masterpiece of his mature period.

Performance dates are:

Sunday, February 12 at 4 p.m. — Op.12 “Beethoven’s Arrival in Vienna” Sonata no.1 in D, Sonata no.2 in A, and Sonata no.3 in E flat.

Sunday, March 19 at 4 p.m. — A New Voice: Op.23 and 24.

Sunday, April 16 at 4 p.m. — His Mature Voice: Op.30.

Sunday, May 7 at 4 p.m. — The Masterpieces Op.47 & 96.

Contact Name: Andrew Smith

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Contact Phone: (203) 227-9474

NOTE: We do our best to ensure all information is accurate, however it's a good idea to visit the website or call the venue to verify the information.


Ticket Information

Tickets are $35 for a single concert, or $100 for the entire 4-concert series. They can be purchased through the link below.


Suzuki Music Schools
246 Post Road East
Westport, CT 06880

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Parking and school entrance are in the back of the building at Colonial Green Shopping Center. (Also accessible from Imperial Ave.)

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Additional Dates

Date Start End
02/12/202304:00 pm06:00 pm
03/19/202304:00 pm06:00 pm
04/16/202304:00 pm06:00 pm
05/07/202304:00 pm06:00 pm