Tragedy and Triumph: The Life and Genius of Beethoven

beethoven1:30 pm – 3 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level
Ludwig van Beethoven is considered one of the greatest classical composers of all time. To mark the 250th anniversary of his birth, local historian, John Maietta, takes a look back at his turbulent life, his towering genius, his radical ideals, and his lasting influence on Western culture. Hailed as both revolutionary and romantic, Beethoven still inspires us today, with his powerful expression – through music – of human dignity, freedom, and joy. No registration necessary. Don’t miss the surprise giveaway too! This program is part of the Daytime Academy Speaker Series made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for lifelong learning.

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