Grotto II: Hammerklavier

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 11:30am
Colorado River Wilderness Grotto
Pieces: 

Robert Schumann: Bilder aus Osten, op. 66

Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No. 29, in B-flat Major, op.106 (“Hammerklavier”)

Event Description: 

Jet-boat down the Colorado River through spectacular red rock canyons to "nature's own concert hall" (The New York Times)- a pristine, acoustically perfect wilderness grotto carved from the surrounding red rocks- to hear performances by the Festival's world-class artists.

Celebrating Beethoven at 250, pianist Michael Brown performs Beethoven’s most demanding sonata known as the “Hammerklavier”. Deemed “unplayable” when first written, it is now among the greatest tests for classical pianists. The program opens with pieces by Schubert for piano four-hands.

Tickets: $350

$200 of your ticket price is tax-deductible. Proceeds benefit in part the MMF Education & Engagement Programs.

In the event that the 2020 Festival is cancelled, tickets are refundable or may be donated for tax credit.

If the 2020 festival occurs, tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Should the trip to the Grotto be canceled due to circumstances beyond our control, the tax-deductible portion of your Grotto ticket is non-refundable, but you will be eligible for a refund of the balance of your payment. The performance will take place at an alternate location.

NEW IN 2020: buses leave at 11:30 am from Swanny City Park.

Ages 12 and up.