Sean Chen at the 2020 Cliburn Festival | Beethoven at 250–Homage

Starting on February 29, 2020 7:30 pm
Posted by Daniel McCullough
Categories: PianoFest
Tags: Classical


written as a salute to his great influences

Kenny Broberg, Sean Chen, Filippo Gorini, piano
Verona Quartet
David Grogan, baritone

The Cliburn joins a worldwide celebration of the 250th birthday of one of the world’s greatest composers: Beethoven. He is revered as a musical revolutionary—having propelled music and its capabilities into the modern era—but also beloved for his profound connection to the joys, griefs, and hopefulness of humanity.

Cliburn Festival artists-in-residence will come together to explore his remarkable oeuvre of solo, chamber, and vocal works in five concerts over four days. It will be a showcase of the genius and spirit of Beethoven.


Variations on “La ci darem la mano” from Don Giovanni, WoO 28
Twelve Variations on “Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen” from Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, op. 66
String Quartet No. 1 in F Major, op. 18, no. 1
Selected Goethe songs
Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, op. 125, (IV) (“Ode to Joy”) (arr. Liszt/Chen)


Patrons must be 8 years of age or older to attend Cliburn Concerts.

For questions about ticketing please contact the Box Office at 817.212.4280.

The on-site will call and box office will open in the Modern Art Museum lobby one hour prior to concert time.

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Photography and recording are strictly prohibited.

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