Kai Gleusteen and Catherine Ordronneau were such favourites at the 2012 Chamber Music Festival that we had to bring them back. What better way to brighten a weekend in the middle of January than to bask in the warmth of Beethoven sonatas for violin and piano — all 10 of them!
The Pender Harbour Music Society presents A Weekend of Beethoven Jan. 24 to 26 at the School of Music in Madeira Park.
Gleusteen began to play the violin at age five in his native Calgary. Following a move to Europe, Gleusteen began his acclaimed partnership with Ordronneau in 1999. In 2000 he became Concertmaster of the Orchestra del Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona.
Ordronneau spent many years as a scholar of European history, literature, and music before awards from prestigious piano competitions in France launched her on a series of radio and TV broadcasts, and concert engagements.
The program for the weekend includes: Friday, Jan. 24 at 7:30 p.m., Sonatas 1, 4, 7; Saturday, Jan. 25 at 2 p.m., Sonatas 3, 6, 9 (Kreutzer Sonata); and Sunday, Jan. 26 at 2 p.m., Sonatas 2, 5 (Spring Sonata), 8 and 10.
Tickets are $25 each or $60 for the weekend. There is a student rate of $15 per concert or $30 for the weekend. Tickets are available at Harbour Insurance, John Henry’s, Sechelt Visitor Centre and Gaia’s Fair Trade in Gibsons.
See more at www.penderharbourmusic.ca.