Beethoven Piano Sonatas at Old Nectar

The gorgeous gardens of Old Nectar.
Gustavo Romero, and Peter Vanderspuy of Old Nectar.

Mexican-American concert pianist Gustavo Romero presents a rare opportunity to experience the complete cycle of Beethoven’s 32 Piano Sonatas in seven concerts.

They will be performed on the recently-acquired Model C Steinway grand piano in Old Nectar’s historic wine cellar in the Jonkershoek Valley, 3.5 kilometres outside Stellenbosch.

Domiciled in San Diego, he has performed with the world’s leading orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Atlanta Symphony, the Boston Pops Orchestra, and Philharmonia Hungarica.

All concerts start at 4pm and will last approximately 2 hours.

Tickets for this musical treat are available via Quicket and are R200 per concert or R1000 for the full cycle of seven concerts, which will include wine and finger food at interval. Student and scholar tickets are offered at R50 per concert.

Proceeds from ticket sales will go towards Animal Welfare Society Stellenbosch. Only 50 tickets are available per concert. All required Covid-19 screening and health precautions will be followed.

Guests can come early or stay after the concert to enjoy the tranquility of the historic Old Nectar gardens.

Full Programme and chronological sequence of the sonatas:

CONCERT 1: Sunday MARCH 13

Sonata No.1, Op. 2, No. 1

Sonata No.13, Op. 27, No. 1

Sonata No.14, Op. 27, No.2 – Moonlight

Sonata No.24, Op. 78 – A Thérèse

Sonata No.28, Op. 101

CONCERT 2: Wednesday March 16

Sonata No.6, Op. 10, No. 2

Sonata No.17, Op. 31, No. 2 – Tempest

Sonata No.29, Op. 106 – Hammerklavier

CONCERT 3: Friday March 18

Sonata No.19, Op. 49, No. 1

Sonata No.4, Op. 7 – Grand Sonata

Sonata No.8, Op. 13 – Pathétique

Sonata No.16, Op. 31, No. 1

Sonata No.30, Op. 109

CONCERT 4: Sunday March 20

Sonata No.9, Op. 14 No. 1

Sonata No.10, Op. 14, No. 2

Sonata No.3, Op. 2, No. 3

Sonata No.22, Op.54

Sonata No.23, Op. 57 – Appassionata

CONCERT 5: Wednesday March 23

Sonata No.20, Op. 49, No. 2

Sonata No.11, Op. 22

Sonata No.7, Op. 10, No. 3

Sonata No.27, Op. 90

Sonata No.21, No. 21 Op. 53 – Waldstein

CONCERT 6: Friday March 25

Sonata No.12, Op. 26

Sonata No.18, Op. 31, No. 3 – The Hunt

Sonata No.25, Op. 79 – Cuckoo

Sonata No.5, Op. 10, No.1

Sonata No.31, Op. 110

CONCERT 7: Sunday March 27

Sonata No.2, Op. 2, No. 2

Sonata No.15, Op. 28 – Pastorale

Sonata No.26, Op. 81a – Les Adieux

Sonata No.32, Op. 111