In celebration of Beethoven’s 250th anniversary, the Grossmont College Music department, in cooperation with Grossmont College’s Media Department, proudly presents internationally reputed musicians, Ondrej Lewit, violinist; and Irina Bendetsky, pianist; in a series of performances featuring the complete violin sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven. All performances will be streamed on Grossmont College’s Griffin Radio via the TUNEIN app. Upon installation, simply type in “Griffin Radio.”
WHAT: Beethoven Festival featuring the complete violin sonatas of Ludwig Van Beethoven
WHO: Celebrated violinist, Ondrej Lewit (Concertmaster of the Grossmont Symphony Orchestra), and celebrated pianist, Irina Bendetsky. [Dr. Evan Wirig, producer; Brian Catarini, audio engineer]
WHEN: Specific Sunday evenings from 6 – 7 pm (PDT)
Rebroadcasts will occur on Sunday evenings between new concert dates.
November 15, 2020 (Broadcast Repeat: November 22, 2020, 6 pm) 9th Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major, Op. 47, 1st Romanza in G major Op. 40
December 6, 2020: (Broadcast Repeat: December 13, 2020, 6 pm) 8th Sonata for Violin and Piano in G major Op. 30, 10th Sonata for Violin and Piano in G major Op. 96
November 1, 2020 (Broadcast Repeat: November 8, 2020, 6 pm) 6th Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, Op. 30, 7th Sonata for Violin and Piano in C minor, op. 30
October 4, 2020 (Broadcast Repeat: October 11, 2020, 6 pm) 1st Sonata for Violin and Piano in D major,
Op. 12, 2nd Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major,
Op. 12, 3rd Sonata for Violin and Piano in Eb major, Op. 12
October 18, 2020 (Broadcast Repeat: October 15, 2020, 6 pm) 4th Sonata for Violin and Piano in A minor Op. 23, 5th Sonata for Violin and Piano in F major , Op. 24 2nd Romanza in F major Op. 50
The Grossmont Symphony Orchestra (GSO), and Master Chorale (GMC), are East County's answer to quality classical music performances. Under the musical direction of Randall Tweed, the seventy member orchestral and forty member choral ensembles are comprised of music and non-music majors, music teachers, and talented musicians from the community. Both ensembles are by audition only!
With the theme of the new performance season being: Classical Music For All . . . we find ourselves in the midst of an ever-changing world. And it is Classical music that inspires all with its infinite creativity in presenting the masterworks in a fresh and exciting way. The members of the Grossmont Symphony Orchestra & Master Chorale perform music from the Baroque to present day, and in building on the past our multimedia presentations include standard repertoire through film music. General performances are creatively varied—performances the entire family can afford. Encompassing orchestral, choral, chamber music as well as our String Outreach Program, Grossmont is performing near you! Catch us on Facebook, Instagram.
The new performance season also offers two core ensembles within the GSO: the Grossmont Symphony String Quintet (GSSQ) and Woodwind Quintet (GSWQ). All ensembles perform a season of varied and challenging repertoire. Based at Grossmont College, the ensembles serve the cultural enrichment of not only San Diego's East County, but the county at large.