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Cafe Ludwig 2020-21


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, Britten & Brahms

Beethoven, Britten & Brahms

November 1, 2020

The Beethoven celebration continues with a sparkling showpiece of a trio written by the 15-year-old Ludwig, which wasn’t discovered until after his death. Britten composed his cello sonata for the legendary Mstislav Rostropovich, at the cellist’s request. Topping off the program is the work often described as “the crown of Brahms’ chamber music.” Enjoy coffee, tea and pastries in the intimate Samueli Theater as host and pianist Orli Shaham guides you through the program.


Sunday in the Samueli with Debussy & Ravel

Sunday in the Samueli with Debussy & Ravel

January 24, 2021

Three trios by three great composers: French master impressionists Debussy and Ravel evoke magical dreamscapes both melancholy and joyful in contrast to Shostakovich’s dramatic intensity. Enjoy coffee, tea and pastries in the intimate Samueli Theater as host and pianist Orli Shaham guides you through the program.


Bach to Schubert

Bach to Schubert

April 25, 2021

For Bach lovers who enjoy the spirit of the dance, the final French Suite for solo keyboard delights with its wide range of dancing rhythms. An exciting new commission by an award-winning young composer receives its world premiere. And the famous “Trout” Quintet represents Schubert at his most natural, unaffected and carefree. Enjoy coffee, tea and pastries in the intimate Samueli Theater as host and pianist Orli Shaham guides you through the program.