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Joanna MacGregor plays Beethoven’s 32 Sonatas

Joanna MacGregor CBE is one of the world’s most innovative musicians. As a solo pianist she has appeared with the world’s leading orchestras, performing in over eighty countries, with eminent conductors Pierre Boulez, Colin Davis, Valery Gergiev, Simon Rattle and Michael Tilson Thomas. Joanna has premiered many landmark works – from Harrison Birtwistle to John Adams and James MacMillan – and is a regular broadcaster, making numerous appearances at the BBC Proms.

Joanna is Head of Piano at the Royal Academy of Music and runs two annual piano festivals for young musicians. She has been the Artistic Director of Dartington Summer School, of Bath International Festival, and Deloitte Ignite at the Royal Opera House. Her many recordings, on her own record label SoundCircus, range from Chopin and Piazzolla to Bach and John Cage. She chairs the Paul Hamlyn Composers Awards and was a 2019 Booker Prize Judge.

Joanna has just been appointed Principal Conductor and Music Director of Brighton Philharmonic, as it approaches its centenary.

“What better companion than Beethoven? For his 250th birthday I’ll play his thirty-two visionary, witty, and life-affirming sonatas over three days; a voyage exploring Beethoven’s love, faith, and courage.”  

Tickets £20 per performance / Any 3 concerts £50 / Complete series £120

Concerts

Friday 23 October – Sunday 25 October

 

Friday 23 October, 4pm

Op 2 no 1 F minor

Op 2 no 2 A major

Op 2 no 3 C major

Op 7 E flat major Grand Sonata

107 mins (incl. 10 min interval)

 

Friday 23 October, 7.30pm

Op 10 no 1 C minor

Op 10 no 2 F major

Op 10 no 3 D major

Op 13 C minor Pathétique

100 mins (incl. 20 min interval)

 

Saturday 24 October, 11am

Op 14 no 1 E major

Op 14 no 2 G major

Op 22 B flat major

Op 26 A flat major Funeral March

89 mins (incl. 10 min interval)

 

Saturday 24 October, 2pm

Op 27 no 1 E flat major

Sonata quasi una fantasia

Op 27 no 2 C sharp minor Moonlight

Op 28 D major Pastoral

Op 31 no 1 G major

92 mins (incl. 10 min interval)

 

Saturday 24 October, 7pm

Op 31 no 2 D minor The Tempest

Op 31 no 3 E flat major The Hunt

(interval)

Op 106 B flat major Hammerklavier

118 mins (incl. 20 min interval)

 

Sunday 25 October, 12pm

Op 49 no 1 G minor

Op 49 no 2 G major

Op 53 C major Waldstein

Op 54 F major

Op 57 F minor Appassionata

90 mins (incl.10 min interval)

 

Sunday 25 October, 3pm

Op 78 F sharp major À Thérèse

Op 79 in G major

Op 81a E flat major Les adieux

Op 90 E minor

Op 101 A major

82 mins (incl. 10 min interval)

 

Sunday 25 October, 7pm

Op 109 E major

Op 110 A flat major

Op 111 C minor

93 mins (incl. 20 min interval)

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Performance dates

Joanna MacGregor plays Beethoven’s 32 Sonatas

Fri 23 Oct

4:00 pm

Joanna MacGregor plays Beethoven’s 32 Sonatas

Fri 23 Oct

7:30 pm

Joanna MacGregor plays Beethoven’s 32 Sonatas

Sat 24 Oct

11:00 am

Joanna MacGregor plays Beethoven’s 32 Sonatas

Sat 24 Oct

2:00 pm

Joanna MacGregor plays Beethoven’s 32 Sonatas

Sat 24 Oct

7:00 pm

Joanna MacGregor plays Beethoven’s 32 Sonatas

Sun 25 Oct

12:00 pm

Joanna MacGregor plays Beethoven’s 32 Sonatas

Sun 25 Oct

3:00 pm

Joanna MacGregor plays Beethoven’s 32 Sonatas

Sun 25 Oct

7:00 pm

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DATE

Fri 23 Oct - Sun 25 Oct

VENUE

Shirley Hall

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