What is Beethoven: The Late Great?
Beethoven: The Late Great is the Society's multi-year Beethoven celebration and musical exploration, curated by Dean Corey, into the final transcendence of one of the greatest composers of all time.
After watching the play 33 Variations, the story of a terminally ill musicologist racing against her own mortality trying to solve the riddle of why Beethoven wrote
33 variations of Anton Diabelli’s silly little waltz when he was only commissioned to write one, Mr. Corey was inspired to curate a number of Beethoven performances from his late period for the Philharmonic Society so audiences could explore this curious time in the composer’s life.
Join us on this exploration into Beethoven.
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Other Beethoven Resources
American Beethoven Society
An international organization of individuals devoted to the study and appreciation of Beethoven's life, music, and influence on culture and society to the present day.
Discover new or little known facts about the famous composer. Gain an insight into the work of the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn and make use of the varied services on offer. In the place where Ludwig van Beethoven was born, he is still at his most alive.
Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies at San Jose State University
The only institution in North America devoted solely to the life, works, and accomplishments of Ludwig van Beethoven.
Schulz's Beethoven: Schroeder's Muse
An online exhibit that explores the role of Ludwig van Beethoven's music in Charles M. Schulz's Peanuts
Beethoven: The Late Great Sponsors
For information on sponsorship of the Society's Beethoven: The Late Great
project, please contact:
Bonnie Brittain Hall
Vice President of Development
Philharmonic Society of Orange County
2082 Business Center Drive, Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92612
Tel: 949.553.2422, ext. 202