- $10 for one adult ticket to see Concert Artists of Baltimore: Beethoven Lives Upstairs (up to $20 value)
- When: Sunday, November 17, at 3 p.m.
- Where: Gordon Center for Performing Arts
- Section: general admission
- Door time: 2 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees
- Children under 18 admitted free
Beethoven Lives Upstairs
Christoph has a problem. The tenant who moved in above his Vienna apartment constantly creates such pounding melodies on his piano that Christoph can hardly sleep at night. To vent his frustration, Christoph begins writing to his uncle about this "madman." What ensues is a series of lively letters set to a soundtrack of Beethoven's classic compositions. With the help of his uncle's words, Christoph grows to appreciate Beethoven's music, as well as understand the torment that the composer's deafness brings.
Concert Artists of Baltimore
Frustrated by being pigeonholed as a choral conductor in Baltimore's musical establishment, Edward Polochick took matters into his own hands. Inspired partly by vanity, as he told the Baltimore Sun, he started Concert Artists of Baltimore with a paltry budget of $60,000, excited by the prospect of shaping his own programs. Now in its 26th season, Polochick's outfit performs classical favorites, little-heard gems, and ear-pleasing pop tunes. In addition to its flagship Maestro programs, the group's Mansion series pares down the orchestra to its bare essentials in intimate chamber concerts played only by the disembodied hands and mouths of the ensemble.