Beethoven Birthday Party Monday, December 16, 2020 10:30 am-12:30 pm Petaluma Historical Library and Museum 20 Fourth Street, Petaluma
Ludwig Van Beethoven's life is one of the most astonishing stories of all time. Though the power of determination and will, he rose from his grief-stricken childhood as a little boy who was constantly abused by his alcoholic father to become Vienna's most famous and sought-after pianist, conductor and composer. At the pinnacle of his fame, tragedy struck again as he discovered his growing deafness. Despite excruciating pain, constant personal rejection and the terror and fear of the Napoleonic wars exploding around him, Beethoven found a way to pour his broken heart into his music, creating a pathway of hope and healing for all of us that led to a vision of universal peace and love in his Ninth Symphony.
Towards the end of his life, Beethoven began an exhaustive study of the music of Handel, who quickly became his idol. On Beethoven's birthday, join Santa Rosa Symphony Music Historian Kayleen Asbo and musicians from Sonoma State University as the bring to life the hidden connection between Handel's Messiah and Beethoven's Ode to Joy . Revel in an alchemical celebration of the life and music of a hero for our time in a journey that carries us from darkness to joy, capped off by communal singing of carols. All profits from this event will go to funding the Alchemy of the Arts Academy, an initiative to bring music education into local schools and live musical performances into the neediest places of our community.
Capped off by birthday cake and an auction of art, music and other events!
Tickets $40- all proceeds to fund the Mythica's innovative new Alchemy of the Arts Academy- a project designed to bring music as healing to our entire community.
A Birthday Party for Johann Sebastian Bach
Sunday, March 31 at 5 pm St. John's Episcopal Church 40 Fifth Street, Petaluma
Tickets: General Admission, $30 Preferred Choir Stall Seating, $40
Scholarship seating available for the back of church
Kayleen Asbo, story, piano and organ Nigel Armstrong, violin Devon Bolt, flute
Program: Fantasia in a minor for organ Sicilienne for flute and keyboard Partita No. 2 in d minor for Unaccompanied Violin Sonata in c minor for violin and keyboard
Mozart's Birthday Party! A feast of stories, concertos, sonatas and songs to celebrate the extraordinary life and music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart-- capped off with a desert reception with the musicians. A portion of the profits will go towards funding musical education programs for youth in Sonoma County.