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Performance aims to introduce youngsters to music of Beethoven

| September 21, 2023 12:00 AM

The world-famous production of Beethoven Lives Upstairs comes to Kalispell on Saturday, Sept. 23.

Glacier Symphony will perform with Classical Kids Live! from Classical Kids Music Education at the Wachholz College Center.

The production features a lively exchange of letters between young Christoph and his uncle. Their subject is the “madman” who has moved into the upstairs apartment of Christoph’s Vienna home. Through a touching correspondence, dramatically underscored with the composer’s most beautiful excerpts, Christoph slowly comes to understand the genius of Beethoven and the beauty of his music.

Audiences are captivated by more than 25 excerpts of Beethoven’s music, including the Moonlight Sonata, Fur Elise, and the fantastic Fifth and Ninth Symphonies.

The music is magically woven into the drama as two actors share their anecdotes and observations based on true incidents from the composer’s life. Presenting history, drama, music and fun, this engaging concert is considered an ideal addition to any children’s education program or family concert series. The performance is approximately 50 minutes in length and is recommended for audiences age 6 and up.

Tickets for Glacier Symphony’s show at Wachholz College Center are available by calling 406-407-7000 or visiting www.glaciersymphony.org or www.wachholzcollegecenter.org.