Philharmonic Orchestra joins Classical Kids Live for a family-friendly performance of Beethoven Lives Upstairs at North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie. Tickets on sale now!
Beethoven Lives Upstairs features a lively exchange of letters between young Christoph and his uncle about 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 comes to understand the genius of Beethoven, the beauty of his music and the torment of his deafness.
Audiences are captivated by more than twenty-five excerpts of the master’s music, including the Moonlight Sonata, Für Elise, and the great 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 an ideal addition to any children’s music education. The performance is approximately 50 minutes in length and is recommended for audiences age six and up.