Faced with the fact that he may never see his hearing restored again, a distraught Beethoven considers ending his suffering with suicide.
But art holds him back.
It is impossible for him to leave the world until he had produced all that was within him. From then, came a new resolve and a fresh burst of energy from which he produced his 3rd Symphony 'Eroica', his 5th Symphony, the ‘Razumovsky Quartets’, the Violin Concerto, his 4th Piano Concerto, and the ‘Waldstein’ and ‘Appassionata’ Piano Sonatas.
Join us as we discover Beethoven’s new decade marked by great heroism and a new expansiveness.
We have specially designed two interactive Concerts for Children for young ones who are just starting out. Send them off to a 50-minute session of fun and learning with these international artists and a great facilitator !
10am for ages 0-6
Learn about the 4 instruments in a string quartet and each of the roles they play in this combination that is much loved by Beethoven !
12noon for ages 6-12
Heroic stories captivate Beethoven. Discover the heroic story of oppression and liberation behind his highly charged String Quartet Op. 95 ‘Serioso’ !
For those who are not 12 and under, Beethoven Heroic Years offers an intimate Sharing Recital and a full-fledged Evening Concert on 28 May 2017 at the Victoria Concert Hall for the general public.