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The Creative World of Beethoven

Dec 28-30, 2020

A New Year’s Musical Retreat Online with Karl Middleman Celebrating the 250th Anniversary of Beethoven’s Birth
Three 90 minute sessions, 4:00pm - 5:30pm Eastern Time, each day.

Basic Cost: $125
Subsidized Cost: $100
Plus Cost: $150


If you are seeking financial assistance to participate in this program, please click on the link for our Financial Assistance Application form, below. Do NOT register online.

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The Creative World of Beethoven

Image from the oil painting “La Novena” 2010 by Eduardo Moctezuma

Each participant will also be invited to enjoy an online musical concert December 30th, and candle light Meeting for Worship via Zoom from 11:00pm-midnight, December 31, 2020.

Beethoven – a wildly inspired genius; his power was transfixing. What better time to rediscover Beethoven’s masterpieces than in this 250th anniversary year of his birth? We will follow Beethoven’s career beginning with his journeyman years mastering the style of Haydn and Mozart, to his revolutionary middle period inspired by Napoleon, finally to the increasing spiritualism of his last years. “The Creative World of Beethoven” presents Beethoven with immediacy and passion. Whether you are a newbie or a connoisseur, Karl Middleman will reanimate your listening experience of Beethoven with musical demonstrations, spectacular video performances, and large dollops of humor.


Karl Middleman is both a conductor and an educator. His presentations have been hailed for the easy way they mix scholarship with showmanship. Karl has lectured for the Philadelphia Orchestra over 50 times and has received many awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. He teaches at Temple University and at the Chautauqua Institute.

Financial aid may be available. If you are seeking funds to participate in this program, click to review and complete our Financial Assistance Application and a Pendle Hill staff member will follow-up with you shortly (please do NOT register online). Thank you for your interest.

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