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Beginning with Beethoven Summer Institutes Bring Forth the Season

A stirring array of classical and contemporary music institutes, festivals, and seminars is afoot this summer at Mannes College. These include The Tenth Annual Mannes Beethoven Institute, June 1-June 7; The Institute and Festival for Contemporary Performance, June 14-23; The Tenth Annual New York Guitar Seminar at Mannes, July 7-11; and The Twelfth Annual International Keyboard Institute and Festival, July 18-August 1.

The Beethoven Institute explores the composer’s duo sonatas, piano trios, and string quartets in a week of intensive study. Participating faculty include pianists Jonathan Biss, Yuri Kim, Robert McDonald, Thomas Sauer, J.Y. Song; the Brentano String Quartet, cellist Michael Kannen; theorist Eric Wen; theorist and Dean of Mannes College Joel Lester. Faculty concerts will take place on Wednesday, June 2 at 8:00 p.m., and Friday, June 4 at 8:00 p.m. Participant concerts will take place on Sunday, June 6 at 7:00 p.m. and Monday, June 7 beginning at 2:00 p.m.

For more information and ticket prices, call 212.580.0210, x4879 or visit the Beethoven Institute website. For more information about all the institutes and festivals, visit Except where noted, all events will be held at Mannes College, 150 West 85th Street.

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