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Broadwood Grand: Beethoven and Friends Have Coffee
Kelowna Forum
Kelowna, BC
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Broadwood Grand: Beethoven and Friends Have Coffee
Early Music Studio presents:

Broadwood Grand: Beethoven and Friends Have Coffee

Sunday, April 9 at 2:30 pm
Kelowna Forum, 1317 Ethel (at Cawston), in Kelowna
(we regret that for the present, The Forum in not wheelchair accessible)

Were used to thinking of classical music as serious stuff, but thats actually not an accurate picture.  Back in the early 19th Century Vienna of Beethoven and Schubert, plenty of music took place in cafés and peoples houses.  Early Music Studios next concert at the Kelowna Forum focuses on the lighter works written by serious composers with this atmosphere and audience in mind.  

If any composer has a reputation for being irascible, it is Beethoven. But when he was young, he was a sociable prodigy who had many friends and they frequently met at the café.  The concert treats listeners to a menu of his rarely-heard pieces for mandolin and piano played on an instrument from Naples made in 1850, donated to the Studio in nearly wrecked condition, but restored to plinky life by luthier and fretted wizard Clive Titmuss.  

Early keyboard specialist Susan Adams plays a restored original 1809 Broadwood, almost identical to one that Beethoven owned.  Around 1812, some of Beethovens students resident in London purchased a fine English-action grand from John Broadwood, and shipped it to the composer as a gift. Broadwood in turn hoped for an endorsement from Beethoven, then the most famous artist of any kind in Europe. Beethoven cherished the powerful and expressive instrument until his death.

This performance takes place in the new Kelowna Forum, a renovated church on the edge of the urban core.  The design of the building is perfect for intimate and informal music-making and the entry has been configured especially to allow the audience to take refreshment before and during the show.  This concert supplies all the ingredients to enjoy the music to while sipping coffee on a sunny Sunday in downtown Kelowna.

Tickets: $22 and $20 Students and Seniors  at Kelowna Tickets Orchard Park, Annegrets Chocolates Towne Centre Mall, Tourism Kelowna  

Info and programme: http://earlymusicstudio.com/concert-info/

About Friends of Early Music (more: facebook/earlymusicstudio)

The Society of Friends of the Early Music (EMS) is a registered non-profit organization operating in Kelowna, dedicated to the performance of, and education about music written before about 1850 played on period instruments. Executive Directors Susan Adams and Clive Titmuss produce historically-informed concerts, videos and recordings as they play on a variety of keyboards, guitars and lutes in their collection. A survey of their work in these media appears on the Portfolio page at www.earlymusicstudio.com/portfolio. The Society receives support from the City of Kelowna, Central Okanagan Foundation, The Province of BC, and


Kelowna Forum (View)
1317 Ethel St.
Kelowna, BC V1Y 2X1


Music > Classical

Minimum Age: 12
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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