11-13 October 2024

Blazing Beethoven

Phosphorescent Favourites

Date and Time
Sat 12 Oct, 2pm
Reardon Theatre
60 minutes
$39 / $32

Illustrious Finnish-born cellist Timo-Veikko ‘Tipi’ Valve, Principal Cello of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, inhabits the Beethoven Cello Sonatas with every fibre of his being, and he teams up with fellow Beethoven-enthusiast and Festival co-director Stefan Cassomenos in a performance of the grandly conceived second sonata, an opera-inspired macrocosm from the darkly dramatic to the irresistibly mischievous. Tipi and Stefan are then joined by ACO legend Helena Rathbone for a collective immersion in one of Beethoven’s most blazingly sunlit works, the opulent E-flat major trio Op 70 No 2, brimming with vitality and seamless joy.

Select tickets

Ludwig van Beethoven
Cello Sonata in G minor, Op 5 No 2
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Trio in E-flat major, Op 70 No 2

Helena Rathbone Violin
Timo-Veikko Valve Cello
Stefan Cassomenos Piano