The Library Concert Series Presents: Colorado Chamber Players "Incessant Hum: Beethoven 2020"

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Past Dates & Times

  • Sunday, Jan 19, 2020 2 pm - 3:30 pm

Location

  Boulder Public Library‚Äôs Canyon Gallery & Theater - 1001 Arapahoe Ave

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Details

JANUARY 19, 2020 (2:00 pm-3:30pm) at the Boulder Public Library, in Canyon Theater at the Main Library.
Free parking on Sunday in the Main Library parking lots and nearby city parking garages.

The Library Concert Series Presents: Colorado Chamber Players "Incessant Hum: Beethoven 2020"
(ASL interpretation provided)

“... For two years I have avoided almost all social gatherings because it is impossible for me to say to people "I am deaf".  If I belonged to any other profession it would be easier, but in my profession it is a frightful state...”

The great German composer Ludwig van Beethoven started losing his hearing as a young man.

“Incessant Hum” explores music that Beethoven wrote during the last 15 years of his life, as a deaf person.

The Colorado Chamber Players present a performance that includes many of Beethoven’s compositions written after he went deaf. Actor Mare Trevathan will narrate a script commissioned by the CCP, outlining Beethoven’s life and his emotional isolation from deafness, focusing on the last fifteen years of his life.