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Paramount Players present Beethoven and His Contemporaries

October 24, 2015 | 7:30 pm
Paramount Bristol
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The Paramount Chamber Players presents Beethoven and His Contemporaries in four local venues from October 22-25 performing music exploring the musical influence that Ludwig van Beethoven had on the music and musicians of his generation.

Beethoven (1770-1827) pushed the boundaries of his musical generation demanding extremes not only in music but also in life. We compare and contrast his Piano Trio in C minor op. 1, no. 3 (1795) to three works composed by friends of Beethoven who revered and acknowledged his lofty position: Kuhlau’s Grand Trio (1831), Hummel’s Piano Quintet (1802), and Rossini’s Duet for Cello and String Bass (1792).

TPCP will be joined by returning guest artists, string bassist Maria Brotherston from Colorado and cellist Sarah Kapps from Atlanta. Also appearing in this performance: Craig W. Combs, piano; Rebecca Paluzzi, flute; George Figueroa, violin; Luis Casal, viola; Cherylonda Fitzgerald, cello.

Performances are on Friday, October 22, 7:30 p.m. in Mathes Recital Hall at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tenn; October 23, 7:30pm at First Presbyterian Church in Kingsport, Tenn; Saturday, October 24, 7:30 p.m. at The Paramount Center for the Arts in Bristol, Tenn; and on Sunday, October 25, 3:00 p.m. as part of the Spencer-Miller Memorial Concert Series at Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church in Abingdon, Va.

Tickets available at the door are $15 general admission, $12 seniors. Students are admitted free at all venues. For the Saturday evening performance, tickets are also available through the Paramount Box Office 423-274-8920 or on line at www.ETIX.com. Tickets for the Spencer-Miller Memorial Concert Series performance on Sunday afternoon are available at the door for $10 adults and free for students.