This week on Thursdays@Three, violinist Fritz Gearhart will help us celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth! Originally meant to take place in 2020, Gearhart will mark the belated festivities with a 5-month concert series where he’ll perform all 10 of Beethoven’s violin sonatas.
He will be joined by pianist Alexander Tutunov on T@T to perform Beethoven’s 3rd and 7th sonatas. Listen at 89.9 FM in Portland or anywhere in the world via our online stream.
ABOUT FRITZ GEARHART
Violinist Fritz Gearhart has performed for audiences from coast to coast. He has appeared in major halls around the country including the Kennedy Center, the 92nd Street Y in NYC, Alice Tully Hall, and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie (six times since 1998). He is heard frequently on National Public Radio, including past live broadcasts on WFMT Chicago, WQXR in New York as well as Public Radio’s nationally syndicated program Performance Today.
Gearhart was a member of the Chester Quartet in the early 90s, the Oregon String Quartet since 1998 and has since recorded numerous compact discs for Albany, Koch Entertainment, Centaur Records and Bridge Records. He has an extensive repertoire in sonatas and chamber music and has performed complete cycles of the Beethoven String Quartets and the Beethoven Violin Sonatas.