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This season, Symphony Center Presents celebrates the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth with internationally acclaimed musicians Evgeny Kissin, Maurizio Pollini, Sir András Schiff and more performing all 32 of the great composer’s exquisite piano sonatas. Join us for this once-in-a-lifetime exploration of Beethoven’s most intimate lasting legacy, illustrating his lifelong and evolving relationship with his primary instrument.

For the full 2019/20 Symphony Center Presents Piano experience, add a 3-concert package of evening recitals to your PIANO E series and enjoy the same seat for all 13 performances. Or subscribe to a 9-concert package of just the performances that make up the complete Beethoven Piano Sonata cycle.

 


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Piano E - 10 Sundays at 3:00
  • TITLE/DATE/TIME
    PROGRAM
    PERFORMERS
  • Kirill Gerstein
    Sunday, Oct 13, 3:00 p.m.

    Beethoven Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 2, No. 2
    Beethoven Sonata No. 16 in G Major, Op. 31, No. 1
    Beethoven Sonata No. 22 in F Major, Op. 54
    Beethoven Sonata No. 19 in G Minor, Op. 49, No. 1
    Beethoven Sonata No. 4 in E-flat Major, Op. 7

  • Rudolf Buchbinder
    Sunday, Nov 10, 3:00 p.m.

    Beethoven Sonata No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 10, No. 1
    Beethoven Sonata No. 6 in F Major, Op. 10, No. 2
    Beethoven Sonata No. 7 in D Major, Op. 10, No. 3
    Beethoven Sonata No. 18 in E-flat Major, Op. 31, No. 3

  • Yuja Wang
    Sunday, Feb 16, 3:00 p.m.

    Program to be announced.

    Yuja Wang piano

  • Daniil Trifonov
    Sunday, Mar 1, 3:00 p.m.

    Bach/Brahms Chaconne for the Left Hand
    Bach/Rachmaninov Prelude, Gavotte and Gigue from Violin Partita in E Major
    Bach/Liszt Fantasy and Fugue in G Minor
    Bach The Art of Fugue

  • Sir András Schiff
    Sunday, Mar 29, 3:00 p.m.

    Beethoven Sonata No. 24 in F-sharp Major, Op. 78
    Beethoven Sonata No. 25 in G Major, Op. 79
    Beethoven Sonata No. 26 in E-flat Major, Op. 81a (Les Adieux)
    Beethoven Sonata No. 27 in E Minor, Op. 90
    Beethoven Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101

  • Mitsuko Uchida
    Sunday, Apr 5, 3:00 p.m.

    Beethoven Six Bagatelles, Op. 126
    Beethoven Diabelli Variations

  • George Li
    Sunday, Apr 26, 3:00 p.m.

    Program to include:
    Haydn Piano Sonata in E-flat Major, Hob. XVI:49
    Ravel Three Pieces from Miroirs
    Schumann Carnaval

    George Li piano

  • Evgeny Kissin
    Sunday, May 10, 3:00 p.m.

    Beethoven Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13 (Pathétique)
    Beethoven Eroica Variations, Op. 35
    Beethoven Sonata No. 17 in D Minor, Op. 31, No. 2 (Tempest)
    Beethoven Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53 (Waldstein)

    Evgeny Kissin piano

  • Maurizio Pollini
    Sunday, May 24, 3:00 p.m.

    Beethoven Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109
    Beethoven Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Op. 110
    Beethoven Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, Op. 111

  • Denis Kozhukhin
    Sunday, Jun 7, 3:00 p.m.

    Mendelssohn Selections from Songs without Words
    Grieg Selections from Lyric Pieces
    Gershwin Song-Book
    Ravel La Valse
    Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue

Piano A - 5 Sundays at 3:00
  • TITLE/DATE/TIME
    PROGRAM
    PERFORMERS
  • Kirill Gerstein
    Sunday, Oct 13, 3:00 p.m.

    Beethoven Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 2, No. 2
    Beethoven Sonata No. 16 in G Major, Op. 31, No. 1
    Beethoven Sonata No. 22 in F Major, Op. 54
    Beethoven Sonata No. 19 in G Minor, Op. 49, No. 1
    Beethoven Sonata No. 4 in E-flat Major, Op. 7

  • Daniil Trifonov
    Sunday, Mar 1, 3:00 p.m.

    Bach/Brahms Chaconne for the Left Hand
    Bach/Rachmaninov Prelude, Gavotte and Gigue from Violin Partita in E Major
    Bach/Liszt Fantasy and Fugue in G Minor
    Bach The Art of Fugue

  • Sir András Schiff
    Sunday, Mar 29, 3:00 p.m.

    Beethoven Sonata No. 24 in F-sharp Major, Op. 78
    Beethoven Sonata No. 25 in G Major, Op. 79
    Beethoven Sonata No. 26 in E-flat Major, Op. 81a (Les Adieux)
    Beethoven Sonata No. 27 in E Minor, Op. 90
    Beethoven Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101

  • George Li
    Sunday, Apr 26, 3:00 p.m.

    Program to include:
    Haydn Piano Sonata in E-flat Major, Hob. XVI:49
    Ravel Three Pieces from Miroirs
    Schumann Carnaval

    George Li piano

  • Maurizio Pollini
    Sunday, May 24, 3:00 p.m.

    Beethoven Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109
    Beethoven Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Op. 110
    Beethoven Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, Op. 111

Piano B - 5 Sundays at 3:00
  • TITLE/DATE/TIME
    PROGRAM
    PERFORMERS
  • Rudolf Buchbinder
    Sunday, Nov 10, 3:00 p.m.

    Beethoven Sonata No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 10, No. 1
    Beethoven Sonata No. 6 in F Major, Op. 10, No. 2
    Beethoven Sonata No. 7 in D Major, Op. 10, No. 3
    Beethoven Sonata No. 18 in E-flat Major, Op. 31, No. 3

  • Yuja Wang
    Sunday, Feb 16, 3:00 p.m.

    Program to be announced.

    Yuja Wang piano

  • Mitsuko Uchida
    Sunday, Apr 5, 3:00 p.m.

    Beethoven Six Bagatelles, Op. 126
    Beethoven Diabelli Variations

  • Evgeny Kissin
    Sunday, May 10, 3:00 p.m.

    Beethoven Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13 (Pathétique)
    Beethoven Eroica Variations, Op. 35
    Beethoven Sonata No. 17 in D Minor, Op. 31, No. 2 (Tempest)
    Beethoven Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53 (Waldstein)

    Evgeny Kissin piano

  • Denis Kozhukhin
    Sunday, Jun 7, 3:00 p.m.

    Mendelssohn Selections from Songs without Words
    Grieg Selections from Lyric Pieces
    Gershwin Song-Book
    Ravel La Valse
    Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue

3-Concert Specials Package – Add-On Series
  • TITLE/DATE/TIME
    PROGRAM
    PERFORMERS
  • Rudolf Buchbinder
    Wednesday, Nov 6, 8:00 p.m.

    Beethoven Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 2, No. 1
    Beethoven Sonata No. 3 in C Major, Op. 2, No. 3
    Beethoven Sonata No. 20 in G Major, Op. 49, No. 2
    Beethoven Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57 (Appassionata)

  • Sir András Schiff
    Tuesday, Mar 31, 8:00 p.m.

    Beethoven Sonata No. 12 in A-flat Major, Op. 26
    Beethoven Sonata No. 13 in E-flat Major, Op. 27, No. 1 (Quasi una fantasia)
    Beethoven Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2 (Moonlight)
    Beethoven Sonata No. 15 in D Major, Op. 28 (Pastoral)

  • Igor Levit
    Wednesday, May 20, 8:00 p.m.

    Beethoven Sonata No. 9 in E Major, Op. 14, No. 1
    Beethoven Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 14, No. 2
    Beethoven Sonata No. 11 in B-flat Major, Op. 22
    Beethoven Sonata No. 29 in B-flat Major, Op. 106 (Hammerklavier)

    Igor Levit piano

9-Concert Complete Sonata Cycle – Non-Renewable Series
  • TITLE/DATE/TIME
    PROGRAM
    PERFORMERS
  • Kirill Gerstein
    Sunday, Oct 13, 3:00 p.m.

    Beethoven Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 2, No. 2
    Beethoven Sonata No. 16 in G Major, Op. 31, No. 1
    Beethoven Sonata No. 22 in F Major, Op. 54
    Beethoven Sonata No. 19 in G Minor, Op. 49, No. 1
    Beethoven Sonata No. 4 in E-flat Major, Op. 7

  • Rudolf Buchbinder
    Wednesday, Nov 6, 8:00 p.m.

    Beethoven Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 2, No. 1
    Beethoven Sonata No. 3 in C Major, Op. 2, No. 3
    Beethoven Sonata No. 20 in G Major, Op. 49, No. 2
    Beethoven Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57 (Appassionata)

  • Rudolf Buchbinder
    Sunday, Nov 10, 3:00 p.m.

    Beethoven Sonata No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 10, No. 1
    Beethoven Sonata No. 6 in F Major, Op. 10, No. 2
    Beethoven Sonata No. 7 in D Major, Op. 10, No. 3
    Beethoven Sonata No. 18 in E-flat Major, Op. 31, No. 3

  • Sir András Schiff
    Sunday, Mar 29, 3:00 p.m.

    Beethoven Sonata No. 24 in F-sharp Major, Op. 78
    Beethoven Sonata No. 25 in G Major, Op. 79
    Beethoven Sonata No. 26 in E-flat Major, Op. 81a (Les Adieux)
    Beethoven Sonata No. 27 in E Minor, Op. 90
    Beethoven Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101

  • Sir András Schiff
    Tuesday, Mar 31, 8:00 p.m.

    Beethoven Sonata No. 12 in A-flat Major, Op. 26
    Beethoven Sonata No. 13 in E-flat Major, Op. 27, No. 1 (Quasi una fantasia)
    Beethoven Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2 (Moonlight)
    Beethoven Sonata No. 15 in D Major, Op. 28 (Pastoral)

  • Mitsuko Uchida
    Sunday, Apr 5, 3:00 p.m.

    Beethoven Six Bagatelles, Op. 126
    Beethoven Diabelli Variations

  • Evgeny Kissin
    Sunday, May 10, 3:00 p.m.

    Beethoven Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13 (Pathétique)
    Beethoven Eroica Variations, Op. 35
    Beethoven Sonata No. 17 in D Minor, Op. 31, No. 2 (Tempest)
    Beethoven Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53 (Waldstein)

    Evgeny Kissin piano

  • Igor Levit
    Wednesday, May 20, 8:00 p.m.

    Beethoven Sonata No. 9 in E Major, Op. 14, No. 1
    Beethoven Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 14, No. 2
    Beethoven Sonata No. 11 in B-flat Major, Op. 22
    Beethoven Sonata No. 29 in B-flat Major, Op. 106 (Hammerklavier)

    Igor Levit piano

  • Maurizio Pollini
    Sunday, May 24, 3:00 p.m.

    Beethoven Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109
    Beethoven Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Op. 110
    Beethoven Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, Op. 111