Free Beethoven Concert April 7 at Columbus Museum of Art
Nonprofit recital series Sunday at Central presents a free performance by world-renowned musicians Robert deMaine (cello) and Peter Takács (piano) on Sunday, April 7 at 3:00 p.m. in Columbus Museum of Art’s Cardinal Health Auditorium. Guests will have free access to galleries in CMA’s permanent collection.
DeMaine and Takács will perform the three sonatas and set of variations for cello and piano by Ludwig van Beethoven. These works represent Beethoven’s striking development from young virtuoso to seasoned master.
“It’s an honor to bring these virtuosos to Columbus,” said David Niwa, artistic director of Sunday at Central. “They have a unique affinity for Beethoven’s music, and their rapport is uncanny.”
This 90-minute program is recommended for ages 9 and older. Columbus Museum of Art is located at 480 East Broad Street and parking is free. Donations to Sunday at Central will be graciously accepted.
About Robert deMaine [robertdemaine.com]
A fourth-generation string player, Robert deMaine studied at Juilliard at the age of 12. He attended Yale University on full-tuition fellowships and has performed as soloist, recitalist, orchestral principal, recording artist, and chamber musician on five continents. He was Principal Cellist of the Detroit Symphony until October of 2012, when he was appointed Principal Cellist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
About Peter Takács [petertakacsplaysbeethoven.com
Hailed by the New York Times as “a marvelous pianist,” Peter Takács was born in Bucharest, Romania and was admitted to the Conservatoire National de Paris at the age of 14. He has performed as guest soloist with major international orchestras and has participated in Tanglewood, Music Mountain, Chautauqua Institution, Schlern Music Festival, and the Helsingborg Festival. He has served as Professor of Piano at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music since 1976.
About Sunday at Central
Sunday at Central is a nonprofit chamber music recital series that was founded in 1994. It offers intimate, personalized traditional chamber music concerts with internationally recognized professional musicians. Its 2012-2013 recital seriesis funded in part by grants from the Greater Columbus Arts Council and Ohio Arts Council.