Saturday, December 16, 2023
Beethoven For All: Sonatas Part IV
Presented in partnership with DACAMERA
This event is sold out and we are no longer accepting reservations. On the day of the performance, additional walk-up seating may be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that seating will open at 12:30 p.m. for registered guests. Unfilled seats will be released at 12:50 p.m.
Celebrating Beethoven’s birthday on December 16, DACAMERA’s popular free Beethoven for All series returns! Twenty sonatas spanning Beethoven’s lifetime – some of the most thrillingly inventive piano music ever composed, performed by leading Houston pianists. Learn more and register for the full series.
Beethoven for All culminates in an afternoon marathon at Rothko Chapel. Pianist Timothy Hester begins the day with the sonatas nicknamed “Pathetique” and “Waldstein.”
Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13, “Pathetique”
Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53, “Waldstein”
Native Houstonian Timothy Hester is Edythe Bates Old Professor of Piano at the Moores School of Music where he also serves as Chair of the Keyboard Studies Division and Director of Keyboard Collaborative Arts. Mr. Hester has worked with internationally known vocalists and instrumentalists, taught Opera Studies at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music and served on the faculty of the Houston Grand Opera Studio. Mr. Hester graduated from The Juilliard School as a student of the renowned pedagogue Adele Marcus. He was previously a pupil of the late Professor Emeritus of the University of Houston, Albert Hirsh.