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The Cape Town Concert Series is delighted to collaborate with pianist Gustavo Romero in a unique presentation of all 32 Piano Sonatas by Beethoven across 7 concerts.

Mexican-American concert pianist Gustavo Romero has a stellar reputation for both the technical brilliance and interpretive depth of his playing, as well as his commitment to in-depth exploration of individual composers.

A native of San Diego, California, with heritage in Guadalajara, Mexico, Gustavo Romero discovered his love and gift for music at age five, when introduced to the piano of a neighbour. He started taking lessons, and gave his first public performances at the age of 10, while also winning his first piano competition. At age 13, he performed with the New York Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta.

Gustavo was planning to present these sonatas in 2020 to mark the 250th celebration of Beethoven’s birth but was unable to because of the Covid lockdown. “I am so excited to finally be back in South Africa and able to perform for a live audience” he says, “ especially in the wonderful acoustics of the Baxter Concert Hall”. The Cape Town Concert Series will be assisting with the presentation of the series.

Limited seats available from Webtickets

Full Programme

MONDAY 24 JANUARY: 6PM
Sonata in F minor, Op. 2, No. 1
Sonata in E flat major, Op. 27, No. 1
Sonata in C sharp minor, Op. 27, Nr.2 – Moonlight
Sonata in F sharp major, Op. 78
Sonata in A major, Op. 101

WEDNESDAY 26 JANUARY: 6PM
Sonata in F major, Op. 10, No. 2
Sonata in D minor, Op. 31, No. 2
Sonata in B flat major, Op. 106 – Hammerklavier

WEDNESDAY 2 FEBRUARY: 6PM
Sonata in G minor, Op. 49, No. 1
Sonata in E flat major, Op. 7
Sonata in C minor, Op. 13 – Pathetique
Sonata in G major, Op. 31, No. 1
Sonata in E major, Op. 109

SATURDAY 5  FEBRUARY: 11AM
Sonata in E major, Op. 14 No. 1
Sonata in G major, Op. 14, No. 2
Sonata in C major Op. 2, No. 3
Sonata in F major, Op.54
Sonata in F minor, Op. 57 – Appassionata

MONDAY 7 FEBRUARY: 6PM
Sonata in G major, Op. 49, No. 2
Sonata in B flat major, Op. 22
Sonata in D major, Op. 10, No. 3
Sonata in E minor, Op. 90
Sonata in C major, No. 21 Op. 53 – Waldstein

WEDNESDAY 9 FEBRUARY: 6PM
Sonata in A flat major, Op. 26
Sonata in E flat major, Op. 31, No. 3
Sonata in G major, Op. 79
Sonata in C minor, Op. 10, No.1
Sonata in A flat major, Op. 110

FRIDAY 11 FEBRUARY: 6PM
Sonata in A major, Op. 2, No. 2
Sonata in D major, Op. 28  – Pastorale
Sonata in E flat major, Op. 81a
Sonata in C minor, Op. 111

Details

Start:
24 January at 18:00
End:
11 February at 20:00
Cost:
R150 – R200
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Organisers

Cape Town Concert Series
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Venue

Baxter Concert Hall
2 Main Rd
Rondebosch, Western Cape 7700 South Africa
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Phone:
021 685 7880
Website:
www.baxter.co.za