The 32 Piano Sonatas of Beethoven, Part 7 with Charles Foreman, piano

Mountain View Connection presents:
The 32 Piano Sonatas of Beethoven, Part 7 with Charles Foreman, piano

Saturday, February 27, 2016 – 8:00 PM
Christ Church Elbow Park (3602 – 8 Street SW, Calgary)
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TICKETS:
$30 (adults) / $20 (students/seniors) / FREE (children 12 and under)
Tickets are available by calling (403) 240-4174,
online at www.brownpapertickets.com, or at the door

Call (403) 240-4174 or visit http://www.mountainviewfestival.com for more information

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Pianist Charles Foreman continues The 32 Piano Sonatas of Beethoven Series on Saturday, February 27th at Christ Church Elbow Park.

The seventh recital presents Beethoven’s famous “Moonlight” Sonata. This piece is one of Beethoven’s most popular piano works, and it was a popular favorite even in his own day.

Also on the programme is his Sonata No. 11 in B-flat major, Op. 22 – one of Beethoven’s own favourite sonatas.

Sonata No. 11 in B-flat major, Op. 22
Sonata quasi una fantasia in C-sharp minor (“Moonlight”), Op. 27, No. 2
Sonata No. 20 in G major, Op. 49, No. 2
Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109

For publicity information contact Tokie Brideaux
at tokie@nucleus.com or (403) 828-7158.

The 32 Piano Sonatas of Beethoven, Part 6 with Charles Foreman

WHAT:
Mountain View Connection presents: The 32 Piano Sonatas of Beethoven, Part 6 with Charles Foreman, piano

WHEN:
Saturday, January 16, 2016 – 8:00 PM

WHERE:
Christ Church Elbow Park (3602 – 8 Street SW, Calgary)

TICKETS:
$30 (adults) / $20 (students/seniors) / FREE (children 12 and under)
Tickets are available by calling (403) 240-4174, online at www.brownpapertickets.com, or at the door

INFO:  
Call (403) 240-4174 or visit http://www.mountainviewfestival.com for more information

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Charles-piano-1Pianist Charles Foreman continues The 32 Piano Sonatas of Beethoven Series on Saturday, January 16th at Christ Church Elbow Park.

The sixth recital starts with the emphasis on the lighter side of Beethoven’s music – Sonata No. 9 in E major and Sonata No. 18 in E-flat major.

Also on the programme is his Sonata No. 26 in E-flat major. Known as “Les Adieux”, this sonata is considered to be one of Beethoven’s most challenging in terms of technical difficulty and emotional depth.

– Sonata No. 9 in E major, Op. 14, No. 1
– Sonata No. 18 in E-flat major, Op. 31, No. 3
– Sonata No. 5 in C minor, Op. 10, No. 1
– Sonata No. 26 in E-flat major (“Les adieux”), Op. 81a

For publicity information contact Tokie Brideaux at tokie@nucleus.com
or (403) 828-7158.

Legends of the Mediterranean – Songbooks of Italy

WHAT:
Mountain View Connection presents: Legends of the Mediterranean – Songbooks of Italy

WHEN:
Sunday, December 6, 2015 – 7:30 PM
Monday, December 7, 2015 – 7:30 PM

WHERE:
Lougheed House (707 – 13 Avenue SW, Calgary)

TICKETS:
$40 (adults) / $30 (students/seniors) / FREE (children 12 and under)
Tickets are available by calling (403) 240-4174, by e-mailing mvfest@telus.net, or at the door

INFO:
Call (403) 240-4174 or visit http://www.mountainviewfestival.com
for more information

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Mountain View Connection Concert Series presents a concert of Italian influence with soprano Michèle Cusson.

The concert features two big chamber pieces by Italian composer Ottorino Respighi – the beautiful and moving “Il Tramonto” for soprano and string quartet, as well as the Quintet in F minor for piano and strings with pianist Charles Foreman.

And as always, the ticket will include a reception catered by the Lougheed House and an opportunity to explore the house which will be filled with glamorous holiday decor, as well as Christmas trees!

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Founded in 1994, the Mountain View Connection Concert Series provides opportunities for young musicians from across Canada and around the world to gain valuable experience performing and perfecting the song and chamber music repertoire. Website: http://www.mountainviewfestival.com / Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MountainViewConnection

For publicity information contact Tokie Brideaux at
tokie@nucleus.com or (403) 828-7158.

Available for purchase online as well as
at the concert:

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Russian Romances
by Michèle Cusson & Kathleen Van Mourik

An album of Russian classical songs from Glinka to present day. Featuring well-loved Russian favourites by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Glinka and Rimsky-Korsakov and lesser known works by Sviridov, Vlasov, Glazunov and others.

Click to listen at CDBaby

 

The 32 Piano Sonatas of Beethoven, Part 5 with Charles Foreman, piano

Charles-piano-1 Mountain View Connection presents: The 32 Piano Sonatas of Beethoven, Part 5 with
Charles Foreman, piano

WHEN:
Saturday, November 21, 2015 – 8:00 PM

WHERE:
Christ Church Elbow Park (3602 – 8 Street SW, Calgary)

TICKETS:
$30 (adults) / $20 (students/seniors) / FREE (children 12 and under)
Tickets are available by calling (403) 240-4174, online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com, or at the door

INFO:
Call (403) 240-4174 or visit http://www.mountainviewfestival.com for more information

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Mountain View Connection Concert Series presents The 32 Piano Sonatas of Beethoven, performed by pianist Charles Foreman.

This is the fifth of 9-concert series that will run until May 2016.

This concert features the famous “Hammerklavier” – which is often considered to be one of the most challenging solo works in the classical piano repertoire, as well as Sonata No. 19 in G minor and Sonata quasi una fantasia in E-flat major.

PROGRAMME:
Sonata No. 19 in G minor, Op. 49, No. 1
Sonata quasi una fantasia in E-flat major, Op. 27, No. 1
Sonata No. 29 in Bb major (“Hammerklavier”), Op. 106

Zemlinsky Quartet – October 28, 2015

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear the Zemlinsky Quartet from the Czech Republic!

This concert celebrates the 97th anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia on October 28, 1918, and is a co-production production with the Czech Business Association of Canada and the Honorary Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Calgary.

The prize-winning Zemlinsky Quartet will play a programme including Antonin Dvorak’s First String Quartet in A major, Op. 2, the recently commissioned String Quartet No. 4 by Jiri Gemrot, and the late Beethoven E-flat Major Quartet, Op. 127.

ZemlinskyQuartet_LR Tickets for only $25 (FREE for children 12 and under) and include light refreshment, wine, and snacks. Tickets can be reserved at:

Mountain View Connection Concert Series
(403) 240-4174 / mvfest@telus.net

The Honorary Consulate General of the Czech Republic
(403) 269-4924 / calgary@honorary.mzv.cz

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Members of this world-renowned Quartet – Frantisek Soucek and Petr Strizek (violins), Petr Holman (viola), and Vladimir Fortin (cello) – will also be giving master classes at the Mount Royal University Conservatory on Tuesday, October 27th and Wednesday, October 28th: visit www.mtroyal.ca/conservatory for details.

Mountain View Connection – The Thirty Two Piano Sonatas Of Beethoven

The Thirty Two Piano Sonatas
of Beethoven

A Nine CMVC-Beethoven-coveroncert Series from
February 28, 2015-May 28, 2016
8 pm Christ Church
3602 8th Street SW Calgary

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Buy tickets for The Beethoven Piano Sonata Concert Series – January 16th, 2016 (Performance 6 of 9)

Buy tickets for The Beethoven Piano Sonata Concert Series – February 27th 2016 (Performance 7 of 9)

“Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine.” ~ Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven brings to mind the monumental. A man who conquered life and all its obstacles to create some of the greatest music ever written. A man who has come to symbolize hope and strength for all humankind.

I am a believer in giving gifts, and I am convinced that Beethoven’s thirty-two piano sonatas are a gift many of us have never had the experience of sharing, hearing live, or performing.  Performances of the complete Beethoven sonatas are very rare – few pianists have the time or the inclination to tackle such a monumental journey. Ten years ago Charles performed the cycle in Calgary for the first time. Ten years between Beethoven piano sonata cycles is too long, and I found myself with a wish list. That wish list included hearing the Beethoven piano sonatas in concert once again.

This cycle also serves to fulfill another purpose. It is a chance for both of us, Charles and myself, as Artistic Directors of Mountain View, to give back to our audience.  All the funds raised from these nine concerts will go directly towards the International Festival of Song and Chamber Music Society and help continue to fund our mandate – to showcase talented young musicians in concerts, master classes and recitals.   I hope you enjoy these upcoming months of Beethoven – in his own words, “Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.”
~ Kathleen van Mourik

Mountain View Connection Concert Series presents:
THE PHANTOM SHIP

with
Sara Staples, mezzo soprano
Anita Dusevic Oliva, violin
Charles Foreman & Kathleen van Mourik, pianos

Sunday, December 7 and Monday December 8, 2014
7:30 PM
Lougheed House

707, 13th Ave SW Calgary, AB

TICKETS:
$40 (adults) / $30 (students/seniors) / FREE (children 12 and under)
Available by calling (403) 240-4174, e-mailing mvfest@telus.net, or at the door

INFORMATION:
Call (403) 240-4174, e-mail mvfest@telus.net, or visit http://www.mountainviewfestival.com