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Beethoven helps usher in Classics season

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POSTED November 8, 2012 12:46 a.m.

STOCKTON - A full program of Beethoven is in store when the Stockton Symphony begins its Classics season on Thursday, Nov. 15.

Classics II: Beethoven Bash begins at 8 p.m. at Atherton Auditorium on the San Joaquin Delta College campus in Stockton, and repeats Saturday, Nov. 17, at 6 p.m.

 Guest pianist Andreas Klein performs Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4. Beethoven wrote most of his piano concertos with himself in mind as soloist, and gave the first performance of this concerto at a private hearing 1807. He also gave the first public performance of the work as a part of a four-hour marathon concert in 1808.

 Purchase tickets online at www.stocktonsymphony.org or call the Symphony office at (209) 951-0196. Tickets begin at $22; tickets for children and students with an ID are half price.

Klein will teach a master class as part of the Master Class Series presented jointly by the Stockton Symphony and the University of the Pacific. The class will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, in the Recital Hall at Pacific. Pianists are encouraged to apply by calling the Symphony office at (209) 951-0196. The public is invited to observe the master class at no charge.

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