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Tune in to the Saint Rose Camerata's Youtube channel on November 8 at 4 p.m. to celebrate a very special birthday.

Be charmed, entertained, and safe with a special concert, as the Saint Rose Camerata launches its 18th season with a livestreamed program of chamber works by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) on Sunday, November 8 at 4 p.m. The concert is free and open to viewers via Saint Rose Music’s Youtube channel.

Saint Rose’s faculty chamber ensemble in residence will present the all-Beethoven program from Picotte Recital Hall. To conform to New York State COVID-19 safety guidelines, no audience will be present, but viewers are invited to tune into the live performance from wherever they may be.

The pieces, from the composer’s early-to-middle period, showcase Beethoven’s brilliance, wit, and irrepressible character breaking through the musical norms of the Classical period and launching the Sturm und Drang of the Romantic era.

Beethoven statues Photo by Maxim Abramov on UnsplashSonata No. 8 in G Major, Op. 30, No. 3, for violin and piano (1801-1802), is punctuated with syncopation and startling dynamic contrasts. Duo No. 1 in C Major, WoO 27, No. 1, originally written for clarinet and bassoon, will be performed on cello and viola (1796-1797). Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op 57, for solo piano (“Appassionata,” 1804-1805) is one of Beethoven’s most famous pieces. Moody and tempestuous, the technically challenging work has become synonymous with its composer’s often-fiery temperament.

The program features Saint Rose Camerata members Young Kim, piano; David Bebe, cello; and Jamecyn Morey, violin. Young Kim, professor of music, Steinway Artist and inductee of Steinway’s Teacher Hall of Fame, is the coordinator of piano studies and a founding member of Saint Rose Camerata. David Bebe, associate professor of music, teaches cello and is the conductor of the Saint Rose Symphony. Jamecyn Morey teaches violin at Saint Rose and RPI and is in the first violin section of the Albany Symphony.

Event details
What: Saint Rose Camerata celebrates Beethoven’s 250th birthday via livestream
When: 4 p.m., November 8, 2020
Where: Saint Rose Youtube channel
Cost: Free and open to the public

News brief version
To kick off the 2020-2021 season, the Saint Rose Camerata performs an all-Beethoven program featuring strings and piano. Selections include Sonata No. 8 in G Major, Op. 30, No. 3 for violin and piano; Duo No. 1 in C Major, WoO 27, No. 1, for cello and viola; and Sonata No. 23, Op. 57 (“Appassionata”) for solo piano. The performance, at 4 p.m. on November 8, will be livestreamed on the College’s Youtube channel and is free and open to the public.

Saint Rose Camerata is the faculty chamber ensemble in residence at The College of Saint Rose. Founded in 2003 and directed by Dr. Yvonne Chavez Hansbrough, the ensemble provides a cultural arts center of classical chamber music for The College of Saint Rose community and the Capital Region. Each season the Camerata presents a series of four concerts of diverse programming. Saint Rose Camerata was heard on WMHT Classical WMHT-FM 89.1 radio “No Ticket Required” and nominated twice for the Capital Region Thomas Edison Music Awards in the Classical/Artist/Ensemble of the Year category. The ensemble released their first CD “Saint Rose Camerata Live Performances” August, 2020. The recording features 34 faculty, guest artists, and students and diverse musical styles, genres, and composers . The College of Saint Rose School of Arts and Humanities and The Music Department are sponsors of Saint Rose Camerata.

Future concerts:
February 2021: Celebration of Black History Month
March 2021: Saint Rose faculty and music by Latin American composers