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Cafe Ludwig 2019-20


Overview

Elegant, intimate, varied & inventive! Enjoy perfect Sunday afternoon playlists curated by Orli Shaham. While you sip coffee and indulge in scrumptious desserts, the gifted pianist guides you on a journey exploring how composers influenced each other and changed the course of chamber music. 

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This series consists of 3 performances.


Beethoven & Brahms

Beethoven & Brahms

October 27, 2019

Enjoy an afternoon of chamber music composed by one of the most recognized and influential musicians of the 19th century, Ludwig van Beethoven. Journey through a series of pieces for the violin, viola and clarinet featuring Principal Pacific Symphony musicians. Enjoy coffee, tea and pastries in the intimate Samueli Theater as host and Orli Shaham guides you through the program.


Janáček & Schumann

Janáček & Schumann

February 16, 2020

Composed in 1914 by one of the most important Czech composers, Janáček’s Violin Sonata is one of his rare works for violin. With his Piano Quintet, Schumann invented a new musical genre by adding the piano to the classic string quartet. Enjoy coffee, tea and pastries in the intimate Samueli Theater as host and Orli Shaham guides you through the program.


Beethoven's "Razumovsky" Quartet

Beethoven's "Razumovsky" Quartet

May 10, 2020

The first in a series of three string quartets commissioned by the Russian ambassador in Vienna, Count Razumovsky, Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 7 is notorious for its technical demands. The concert opens with Leshnoff’s “Radiance” for Piano Quintet and Beethoven’s Trio for Piano, Flute and Bassoon. Enjoy coffee, tea and pastries in the intimate Samueli Theater as host and Orli Shaham guides you through the program.