By Ryan Osborne
The words “Beethoven marathon” might well conjure up images of bewigged, red-faced runners, huffing and puffing through Sunday morning streets to the sounds of “Ode to Joy.” But no, the Beethoven Marathon is in fact part of L’Auditori’s celebrations to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the birth of the genius that was Ludwig van Beethoven.
An immersive day of nine concerts, with over 14 hours of the German composer’s music, the Beethoven Marathon invites classical music lovers and the uninitiated to appreciate Beethoven’s evolution in musical composition. From complete violin and piano sonatas to epic symphonies, the music will be performed by virtuoso musicians, with a deep passion and knowledge for the great composer’s legacy.
Taking place on Saturday, January 11th, it’s an unmissable event for those looking to be swept away for the day. There’s also a Meetup group, for anyone wanting to share this extraordinary experience with others.