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Eclectic Series: Yael Weiss / 32 Bright Clouds: Beethoven Conversations Around the World

October 7, 2022 at 7:00 pm

Eclectic Series


“32 Bright Clouds: Beethoven Conversations Around the World” is a global music-commissioning, performing and recording project curated by pianist Yael Weiss. The project commissions a diverse group of composers from countries of conflict and unrest around the world, with all new works unified by a single “Peace motif” from Beethoven, where he added the inscription “A Call for Inward and Outward Peace” above the notes. Each new composition is connected to one of Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas. “32 Bright Clouds” aims to harness music’s great power for unity and peace.



Beethoven Sonata in D minor, Op. 31 no. 2 “Tempest”  (I Largo; Allegro)


Talia Amar (Israel, b. 1989) Into the Maelstrom (2020) *World Premiere

Dedicated to the people affected by the ongoing tensions around the Gaza Strip and southern Israel, two peoples who share a deep love for the same land


Artur Akshelyan (Armenia, b. 1984) “Let me be a Scarlet Flame…”  (2021) *World Premiere

In memory of the victims of the 2020 Artsakhian war


Beethoven Sonata No. 15 in D Major, Op. 28 “Pastoral”  (I Allegro)


Carolina Noguera-Palau (Colombia, b. 1978) De Adoración y Espanto (Of Adoration and Fear) (2020) *World Premiere

Dedicated to the hundreds of community leaders in Colombia who are being subjected to widespread and systematic intimidation and assassination


Beethoven Sonata in A-flat Major, Op.110

I Moderato cantabile molto espressivo; II Allegro molto; III Adagio ma non troppo-Allegro ma non troppo



Yael Weiss, piano





Tickets: $35


October 7, 2022
7:00 pm
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