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Beethoven in 1824: The Road to the 9th Symphony with Gil Harel at Darien Library

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

By 1824, Beethoven was in many ways aged beyond his years. Fallow years of creativity were marred by a particularly acrimonious custody battle with his late brother’s wife and the complete deterioration of his hearing. Such were the circumstances during which he composed and premiered a work that would go on to become one of the brightest gems in the crown of western civilization: the 9th Symphony.

Gil Harel (PhD, Brandeis University) is a musicologist and composer whose interests include styles ranging from western art music to contemporary musical theater. Previously, he served on the faculty at CUNY Baruch College (where he was awarded the prestigious “Presidential Excellence Award for Distinguished Teaching”).

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April 25
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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