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Celebrating Beethoven’s 250th Birthday

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The Westport Library tonight hosted an innovative musical celebration of the 250th birthday of Beethoven.  The event, a collaboration of the Lundberg Family Foundation’s inaugural Masters Series, Beechwood Arts & Innovation led by curator Frederic Chiu, and the Library combined for an evening of classical entertainment. Chiu, internationally renowned pianist, performed Beethoven Symphony VII (transcribed by Liszt for solo piano) on a high technology Yamaha piano that sent signals to another Yamaha piano located at the Yamaha Studios in New York where an on site audience joined the Library attendees in observing the Beethoven celebration concert. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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