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Joanna MacGregor plays Beethoven's 32 Sonatas - Concert 2

Part of the Canterbury Festival 2020

Add to my Calendar 23-10-2020 19:30 23-10-2020 21:30 36 Joanna MacGregor plays Beethoven's 32 Sonatas - Concert 2 Joanna MacGregor CBE is one of the world's most innovative musicians. As a solo pianist she has appeared with the world's leading orchestras, performing in over eighty countries, with eminent conductors Pierre Boulez, Colin Davis, Valery Gergiev, Simon Rattle and Michael Tilson Thomas. Joanna has premiered many landmark works – from Harrison Birtwistle to John Adams and James MacMillan – and is a regular broadcaster, making numerous appearances at the BBC Proms. Joanna is Head of Piano at the Royal Academy of Music and runs two annual piano festivals for young musicians. She has been the Artistic Director of Dartington Summer School, of Bath International Festival, and Deloitte Ignite at the Royal Opera House. Her many recordings, on her own record label SoundCircus, range from Chopin and Piazzolla to Bach and John Cage. She chairs the Paul Hamlyn Composers Awards and was a 2019 Booker Prize Judge. Joanna has just been appointed Principal Conductor and Music Director of Brighton Philharmonic, as it approaches its centenary. "What better companion than Beethoven? For his 250th birthday I’ll play his thirty-two visionary, witty, and life-affirming sonatas over three days; a voyage exploring Beethoven's love, faith, and courage."   Shirley Hall - King's School, Canterbury DD/MM/YYYY

Details

Shirley Hall - King's School
Mintyard Gate
The Borough

Canterbury
Kent
CT1 2EZ
England


Programme

Ludwig van BeethovenPiano Sonata no.6, Op.10 no.2
Ludwig van BeethovenPiano Sonata no.7, Op.10 no.3
Ludwig van BeethovenPiano Sonata no.8 in C minor 'Pathétique', Op.13
Ludwig van BeethovenPiano Sonata no.6, Op.10 no.2

Performers

Joanna MacGregor – piano

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Programme Note

Joanna MacGregor CBE is one of the world's most innovative musicians. As a solo pianist she has appeared with the world's leading orchestras, performing in over eighty countries, with eminent conductors Pierre Boulez, Colin Davis, Valery Gergiev, Simon Rattle and Michael Tilson Thomas. Joanna has premiered many landmark works – from Harrison Birtwistle to John Adams and James MacMillan – and is a regular broadcaster, making numerous appearances at the BBC Proms.

Joanna is Head of Piano at the Royal Academy of Music and runs two annual piano festivals for young musicians. She has been the Artistic Director of Dartington Summer School, of Bath International Festival, and Deloitte Ignite at the Royal Opera House. Her many recordings, on her own record label SoundCircus, range from Chopin and Piazzolla to Bach and John Cage. She chairs the Paul Hamlyn Composers Awards and was a 2019 Booker Prize Judge.

Joanna has just been appointed Principal Conductor and Music Director of Brighton Philharmonic, as it approaches its centenary.

"What better companion than Beethoven? For his 250th birthday I’ll play his thirty-two visionary, witty, and life-affirming sonatas over three days; a voyage exploring Beethoven's love, faith, and courage."  

Joanna MacGregor

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