Saratoga Springs, NY

Sunday, August 13, 3:00 PM at SPA Little Theatre-SPAC

CMS goes on Tour to Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY.

In the Spirit of Beethoven

Beethoven’s pioneering spirit has inspired and emboldened composers throughout the ages. His courage and inventiveness live on in the music of composers Dmitri Shostakovich and Frederic Rzewski, whose riveting works on this program mirror the rebellious nature of the Viennese master.


  • Beethoven Sonata in E-flat major for Violin and Piano, Op. 12, No. 3 (1797-98)
  • Shostakovich Trio No. 1 in C minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 8 (1923)
  • Rzewski "Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues" from Four North American Ballads for Piano (1978-79)
  • Beethoven Septet in E-flat major for Winds and Strings, Op. 20 (1799)