Prelude Program: Goldberg Variations

A Prelude Program—J.S. Bach’s epic Goldberg Variations—begins this season’s Resonate Festival in a spectacular way, starring pianist Steven Beck, praised as “exemplary” and “deeply satisfying” by Anthony Tommasini in The New York Times. It’s probably not an exaggeration to call the Variations the “Mount Everest” of the solo piano literature, requiring focus, vision, and stamina. And you, the audience, are invited to approach the theme and its 30 astonishing variations with reverence, abandon, solemnity, introspection, and joy. But whatever emotions you feel, the Goldberg Variations will resonate in your memory long after the last beautiful note has faded into silence.

6:00PM, Monday, February 13, 2023