Basically Beethoven Festival 2016: Nocturnal Scenes

Final Concert for Basically Beethoven Festival paints dreamy images

On July 31, Fine Arts Chamber Players presents its final, FREE concert of the 36th annual Basically Beethoven Festival. Titled “Nocturnal Scenes,” the performance will feature Dallas Symphony Orchestra members Shu Lee and Kaori Yoshida, violin; Valerie Dimond, viola; and Nan Zhang, cello; with cellist Shuyi Wang from the National Ballet of China Symphony Orchestra. The artists will perform Eine Kleine Nachtmusik “Serenade” No.13 for strings in G, K.525 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Franz Schubert’s Cello quintet in C Major, op.163, D.956. The afternoon begins with a Rising Star Recital featuring Jason Zhu, first prize winner of the 2015 MTNA Junior Piano Performance National Competition, and Jason Lin, winner of the prestigious 2015 Lynn Harrell Concerto competition. The program includes Claude Debussy’s L’isle joyeuse and Carl Vine’s Sonata No.1 mvt. 1. Together, they will play Franz Schubert’s March Militaire and Johannes Brahms’ Hungarian Dance no. 4 for 4 hands.

“Nocturnal Scenes” will be an exciting end to this year’s Festival. Concerts are held on Sunday afternoons in July at the Dallas City Performance Hall in the Dallas Arts District (2520 Flora Street, Dallas 75201). Every program begins with a Rising Star Recital at 2:30 p.m. and a Feature Performance at 3 p.m. Doors open at 2 p.m. Rising Star Recitals present local, gifted young musicians; Feature Performances showcase professional musicians from the area. All concerts are FREE TO THE PUBLIC. Paid parking is available in surface lots and garages in the Dallas Arts District.

Overview – Basically Beethoven Festival 2016

  • Sundays in July: July 10, 17, 24, and 31.
  • Doors open at 2 p.m.; Rising Star Recital at 2:30 p.m.; Feature Performance at 3 p.m.
  • Dallas City Performance Hall: 2520 Flora Street, Dallas 75201.
  • Families with children are welcome.

Overview – July 31, Nocturnal Scenes

  • Final concert of the Basically Beethoven Festival 2016.
  • Rising Star Recital: Jason Zhu and Jason Lin perform solo work by Vine and Debussy, and piano duos by Schubert and Brahms.
  • Feature Performance: A string quintet featuring performers from Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the National Ballet of China Symphony Orchestra paint scenes of the night with Mozart and Schubert.