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April 24, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - April 26, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
Join violinist Alexandra Birch and pianists Alvise Pascucci, Chika Nobumori, Pete Paesaroch, Pinshu Yu, Lucía Álvarez Núñez, Marc Lombardino, and Jui-Ling Hsu for three performances of the complete sonatas for piano and violin by Beethoven. All performances will be at Congregation B’nai B’rith: Sonatas 1, 2, 3, 4 at 2 PM on April 24th; Sonatas 5, 6, 7, 8 at 7 PM on April 25th; and Sonatas 9 and 10 at 7 PM on April 26th. There will also be supplementary events in the community including a coffee chat about Beethoven and the Enlightenment and a virtual lecture recital of the sublime Kreutzer Sonata (no. 9) with the Goleta Public Library.
Dr. Birch has had an extensive international performance career in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, including solo recitals at Carnegie Hall and the Bolshoi Theatre. She holds a B.M., M.M., and DMA from Arizona State University and is currently a Ph.D. student in History at UC Santa Barbara, where she works with recovered music from the Soviet GULAG.
Sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center