Leave it to Ludwig

Bravo! Vail’s NEW SPRING FAMILY CONCERT: Leave it to Ludwig

Bruce Adolphe, Director of Family Programs at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Jenny Chen, piano

Zorá String Quartet

In the fantastical and funny Leave it to Ludwig, Ludwig van Beethoven magically appears to help a young pianist master the maestro’s music. Full of true stories from Beethoven’s life and dramatic excerpts from his compelling string quartets and piano music, this one-hour performance is a perfect opportunity for kids ages six and up and their families to discover the joys of live classical music.

Get tickets HERE ($5 adults/FREE for Kids and Students)

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Leave It to Ludwig is an original and fun-filled way for parents to immerse their children in the wonderful world of classical music, and for everyone in attendance to learn the stories and meanings behind some of the greatest and most familiar music ever written.

Entertaining to people of all ages, Ludwig resonates especially with young audiences ages 6 and up.

Created by Director of Family Programs at Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Bruce Adolphe, The program is a brilliantly conceived introduction to Beethoven—part concert, part theater—in which Beethoven comes to life to reveal to a young amateur pianist the true heart and soul of his music.

Bravo! Vail 2017 Piano Fellow Jenny Chen plays the young pianist, who is struggling to master Beethoven’s famous Piano Sonata in C minor, commonly known as the Sonata Pathétique. One day, while the pianist is practicing the sonata, a bust of Beethoven magically comes to life. Beethoven (Adolphe) tells the pianist that the best way to understand and appreciate the Sonata Pathétique is to get to know more of his music. This leads to engaging performances and entertaining, story-filled explorations of Beethoven’s brilliant string quartets—performed by Bravo! Vail 2017 Young Professionals in Residence Zorá String Quartet—which span the composer’s legendary career.