2017 Basically Beethoven Festival

Sundays in July at 2:30 pm

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Dallas City Performance Hall – 2520 Flora Street, Dallas TX 75201


July 9, Dances & Romances:  Chloe Trevor, violin, and Jonathan Tsay, piano, play Brahms, Beethoven and more! Ms. Trevor has performed with orchestras across the world (and boasts over 100,000 followers on Instagram). Mr. Tsay is a founder of ensemble 75, a local chamber music project, and has performed as a soloist in the U.S., Canada, and Taiwan. Rising Stars: Marlon Eliat Flores Dovales, cello; Regina Lin, piano.

July 16, A Spirited Afternoon:  A string sextet presents Tchaikovsky‘s exuberant Souvenir de Florence: Sean Riley, violin; Grace Kang Wollett, violin; Rachel Li McDonald, viola; Imelda Tecson, viola; Jonah Kim, cello; Joseph Kuipers, cello; and Basically Beethoven Festival Director Alex McDonald, piano. Rising Stars: Yong-Ha Jung, viola; Patrick Magee, piano.

July 23, Stephen Nielson and Friends:  Steinway Artist Stephen Nielson, piano, is joined by Dallas Symphony Orchestra member Motoi Takeda, violin, and Caroline Nielson, mezzo soprano, in works by Beethoven, Poulenc, Beach, and two of Mr. Nielson’s own arrangements. Rising Stars: Daniel Che, piano; Alice Zhang, piano.

July 30, Americana!:  A chamber arrangement of Copland‘s masterpiece Appalachian Spring, played by an ensemble including Dallas and Ft. Worth Symphony members, and Jennifer Higdon‘s Piano Trio close the Festival. The musicians are Lucas Aleman, violin (DSO); Mariana Cottier-Bucco, violin (DSO); Shu Lee, violin (DSO); Grace Kang Wollett, violin (Dallas Opera); Christine Hwang, viola (DSO); Rachel Li McDonald, viola; Lesley Cleary, cello (FWSO); Craig Leffer, cello (faculty, UT Arlington); William Clay, bass (FWSO); Margaret Shin Fischer, flute; Jonathan Jones, clarinet (Dallas Chamber Symphony, Las Colinas Symphony); Peter Unterstein, bassoon (FWSO); Buddy Bray, piano (FWSO); and Daniel Black, conductor (FWSO). Rising Stars: Subin Cho, flute; Hannah Kim, fluteLizhen Wu, piano.


All Festival Concerts are free and open to the public.

No reservations or tickets are required!


For directions to the Dallas City Performance Hall and parking information, click here.

All Basically Beethoven Festival performances begin at 2:30 pm. Seating opens at 2:00.


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