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