High Desert Chamber Music continues their seventh season with the first event in the Spotlight Series featuring award winning pianist Robert Thies and HDCM founder and violinist Isabelle Senger in a duo recital, titled The Beethoven Project.
The repertoire on the program will include three works from Beethoven’s Early Period – Two sonatas for violin and piano, including the well-known Spring sonata and the infamous Pathetique sonata for solo piano.
Pianist Robert Thies has been featured in a number of HDCM events over the past several years, and he has also made solo appearances with the Sunriver Music Festival and the Central Oregon Symphony. Violinist Isabelle Senger is well-known to Central Oregon audiences as a member of the Crown City String Quartet, as well as in her position as executive director of HDCM.
“This is the first opportunity I have had to present a feature recital, and being able to program this event is exactly why I started this organization seven years ago,” notes Senger. “I am very excited to have this opportunity to share my own personal love of Beethoven and his music with our HDCM supporters. We have put together a program that includes some of the best known and favorite melodies of Beethoven’s sonatas, and hope to touch every person in some way through his music, whether you are new to Beethoven, or a seasoned listener.”
This concert will take place on Friday, November 21, 7:30pm at the First United Methodist Church in Downtown Bend. Join Mr. Thies and Ms. Senger for a pre-concert talk about the program beginning at 6:45pm. This event is free for all ticket holders.
General Admission – $35; Child/Student Tickets – $10
First United Methodist Church – 680 NW Bond St. Bend, OR 97701
961 NW Brooks St. (Downtown Bend)