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The Beethoven Septet Experience

Karla Donehew Perez, violin
Erin Wight, viola
Hamilton Berry, cello
Andrew Roitstein, double bass
Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet
Laura Weiner, horn
Brad Balliett, bassoon

Dedicated to the Empress Maria Theresa, Beethoven’s magnificent Op. 20 Septet epitomises the eighteenth-century Classical serenade and divertimento tradition, and was premiered alongside his First Symphony in 1800. Its consistent popularity and numerous transcriptions worried the young composer as he felt this work overshadowed some of his other masterpieces but it arguably remains the finest septet in history. Join this stellar group of Screen Door resident artists for a highly personal and intimate exploration of one of Beethoven’s masterworks.