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Back to Beethoven: The Complete Piano Sonatas, Part 2 | Summer Festival Series

Gustavo Romero
Courtesy of the Athenaeum Music and Arts Library
Pianist Gustavo Romero is shown in an undated photo
June 5, 2022: 4 PM
June 12, 2022: 4 PM
June 19, 2022: 4 PM
June 26, 2022: 4 PM
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library
$50-$650

From the Athenaeum:
The 23rd Athenaeum Summer Festival is a series of four of concerts that will feature pianist Gustavo Romero.

For 22 years, the Athenaeum has presented unforgettable festivals featuring virtuoso pianist and San Diego native Gustavo Romero performing the complete piano repertoire of a specific composer. Whether you have been with us all 22 years or have yet to experience the wonder of this artist—who plays from memory—you will not want to miss our upcoming 23rd Summer Festival.

Romero, a native San Diegan, first performed at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library as a young boy, and it was with him that the Athenaeum planned its first Summer Festival in 1999, the organization's 100th anniversary. Each year, Romero chooses composers to study in depth, sharing the full range of their artistry.

Dinners are offered after each concert at the Athenaeum. The dinners, offered immediately following each concert in private homes or at the Athenaeum, are an opportunity for concertgoers to socialize, meet Mr. Romero, and share a delicious meal. All concerts begin at 4 PM at the Athenaeum. Priority seating will be given to Donor level members and above, and to dinner guests.

Schedule:
Sunday Jun. 5, 2022 at 4 p.m.:
Sonata no. 20 in G major, op. 49, no. 2
Sonata no. 11 in B flat major, op. 22
Sonata no. 7 in D major, op. 10, no. 3
Sonata no. 27 in E minor, op. 90
Sonata no. 21 in C major, no. 21 op. 53 “Waldstein”

Sunday, Jun. 12, 2022 at 4 p.m.:
Sonata no. 6 in F major, op. 10, no. 2
Sonata no. 17 in D minor, op. 31, no. 2
Sonata no. 29 in B flat major, op. 106, “Hammerklavier”

Sunday, Jun. 19, 2022 at 4 p.m.:
Sonata no. 12 in A flat major, op. 26
Sonata no. 18 in E flat major, op. 31, no. 3
Sonata no. 25 in G major, op. 79 “Cuckoo”
Sonata no. 5 in C minor, op. 10, no.1
Sonata no. 31 in A flat major, op. 110

Sunday, Jun. 26, 2022 at 4 p.m.:
Sonata no. 15 in D major, op. 28 “Pastorale”
Sonata no. 2 in A major, op. 2, no. 2
Sonata no. 26 in E flat major, op. 81a “Les Adieux” (“The Farewell”)
Sonata no. 32 in C minor, op. 111

More information or individual concert tickets here.
Full series tickets here.

The concerts will be in person at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library. There are no physical tickets for these events. Your name will be on an attendee list at the front door. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Seating is first-come; first-served. These events will be presented in compliance with State of California and County of San Diego health regulations as applicable at the time of each concert. Face coverings are required for attendees, regardless of vaccination status. Proof of vaccination or negative test within 48 hours of the event is required. Event capacity is limited to 70% for now.

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La Jolla, California 92037
858-454-5872

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Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.