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Kahane Plays Beethoven


Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (map) Downtown
Sat., Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m., Sun., Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m. and Mon., Sept. 30, 8 p.m. 2013 All Ages

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

On a Tuesday night 210 years ago, Beethoven took the stage, cracked some knuckles, and introduced an unsuspecting world to his freshly composed Piano Concerto No. 3—becoming, in that singular moment, the world's first indie musician to gain rock-star status. Free from the conservative shackles of popes, princes, and record label execs, young Ludwig wrote and played whatever the fuck he wanted, and his third mash-up for piano and orchestra instantly destroyed all future expectations for what artists "ought" to be doing. As luck would have it, the Oregon Symphony brings this brilliant work to life, and the indefatigable Jeffrey Kahane is on deck to blow up the Schnitz's nine-foot Steinway. You got something better to do than hear Beethoven's keyboard mastery brought to life right there in front of your ridiculously pierced and intentionally deformed ears? Yeah. Thirty-two smackers is all it takes to get a seat in the upper balcony, which, in my opinion, is the acoustic g-spot of the entire concert hall. I implore you, on my knees, beneath shards of freshly broken glass: Stop Instagramming your cat's ass for one goddamned night and get to this show. The program repeats Sunday and Monday, so you really have no excuses for missing greatness. ANGRY SYMPHONY GUY

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

1037 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97204

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  • Sat., Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m., Sun., Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m. and Mon., Sept. 30, 8 p.m. 2013
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