Program Notes: Bravo! Beethoven!

Piano Concerto No3. In A Major Beethoven considered this work the best of his first three piano concertos, a judgment still maintained today. Yet its premiere in Vienna on April 5, 1803, was hardly auspicious. It marked Beethoven’s first public failure as performer and composer. The music was not appreciated, and his playing of the solo part was criticized, perhaps understandably in light of the situation described by Beethoven’s friend Ignaz von Seyfried, who turned pages: “I saw almost nothing but empty leaves; at the most on one page or the other a few Egyptian hieroglyphs wholly unintelligible to me, scribbled down to serve as clues to him. He gave me a secret glance whenever he was at t

Vintners' Dinner & Wine Auction

“Exceptional wines, great food and good friends” Cobble Beach If you have never been before, this is an evening pairing fine Ontario wines with a fabulous dinner in the brand new "Pavilion" at Cobble Beach on the shores of Georgian Bay. We are very excited about being at this new venue. Joining us for the evening is Ontario wine expert Stephen Blender. Stephen will share his wealth of knowledge about Ontario wines and the featured wines for this evening. Auction We pride ourselves on having one of the most unique selections of Silent Auction items in the area. Almost half of the silent auction items are specially donated wines and spirits. In addition to the food and wine one of the highligh

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