Spend an evening at the Beethoven salon Feb. 25

Posted by John Mark Rafacz on February 23, 2013 

The Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State hosts a free salon evening at 7 p.m. Monday in The Nittany Lion Inn. You won't get your hair or nails done, but you might just have your soul touched.

The 90-minute salon experience in the Board Room is all about appreciating the remarkable music of Ludwig van Beethoven. Brentano String Quartet, the ensemble-in-residence at Princeton University, will introduce salon goers to each movement of Beethoven's Harp Quartet.

Charles Youmans, associate professor of musicology at Penn State, will also be on hand to moderate and lend insight. A question-and-answer session is included.

Brentano is scheduled to perform three Beethoven string quartets in concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Schwab Auditorium. The concert includes the quartets in G Major, Op. 18, No. 2; E-flat Major, Op. 74, Harp; and F Major, Op. 135.

Tickets are still available for Brentano's Feb. 27 concert.

In addition to the salon evening and the concert, the public is invited to observe a Brentano master classs for Penn State School of Music string students at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Music Building I's Esber Recital Hall. Professor of Music James Lyon, himself an accomplished violinist, leads the two-hour session.

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