Pablo Mahave-Veglia with Seth Carlin – Early Music Series

4 p.m. Sun., Jan. 4 at the Byron Colby Barn

EMS_Pablo & Seth_editedJoin Pablo Mahave-Veglia with Seth Carlin on Jan. 4 for the third performance of the 13th annual Early Music Series which features highly acclaimed musicians performing music from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. Admission is $18 for adults and is available at the door only via cash or check (no credit cards). To inspire early appreciation for the arts, children under 16 are admitted free.

Beethoven’s compositional styles reflect the rapid evolution of the piano in the 18th and 19th centuries. Enjoy an archetypal example of Beethoven’s monumental middle period, Sonata No. 3 op. 69, the longest and most famous of the cello and pianoforte Sonatas, performed by Pablo Mahave-Veglia with Seth Carlin. The program also includes variations on themes by Mozart, including Beethoven’s own set on an Aria from The Magic Flute, as well as Helene Liebmann’s Grand Sonata, which closes with a set of variations on a theme from Don Giovanni.

Throughout the 2014-15 season cellist Pablo Mahave-Veglia will be involved in the performance of the complete Beethoven Sonatas and Variations for cello and pianoforte utilizing period instruments and historical performance practices. Each of the concerts will also feature a fortepiano that mirrors this development from Beethoven’s early, middle to late compositional style. Professor Mahave-Veglia resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he is Associate Professor of Cello at Grand Valley State University. He is a cellist and teacher of broad interests whose repertoire ranges from the early baroque, performed on period instruments, to his ongoing interest in researching, performing and recording the work of contemporary Latin-American composers. Professor Mahave-Veglia performs on a five-string baroque cello made by Chilean Luthier Marcelo Cigna in 1986. He also performs on a late eighteenth century British cello in restored to period setup by Ian Watchorn in 2005. His modern instrument is a 1790 William Forster on loan to him by an anonymous private collector.

Renowned fortepianist Seth Carlin‘s career began at the age of nine with a broadcast performance over radio station WNYC, performing a work written especially for him. Since then Mr. Carlin has been soloist with orchestras such as the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Philharmonia Baroque and Boston “Pops”, with conductors such as Leonard Slatkin, Nicholas McGegan and Roger Norrington, in recital with performers such as Pinchas Zukerman and Malcolm Bilson, and in performances at the Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy, the Marlboro Music Festival, and the Newport Music Festival in Rhode Island, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, the Great Performers at Lincoln Center Mozart Marathon, Cambridge Society for Early Music in Massachusetts, and “On Original Instruments” at Merkin Hall in New York.

Incredible music and architectural beauty combine to create a unique concert experience at the Byron Colby Barn. The Byron Colby Barn is located at 1561 Jones Point Road in Grayslake, inside the Prairie Crossing conservation community. From I-94 north, exit Route 120 west, turn south at Route 45, then right at Jones Point Road. Ample free parking is located in the parking lot adjacent to the Barn. Audience members are welcome to bring a bottle of wine to share with friends during performances. Click here to learn more about the Early Music Series at the Byron Colby Barn.