Honoring Our Heroes with Julia Siciliano

Memorial Day Weekend Concert

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May 24, 2024


PianoForte Chicago
1335 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605


Tickets: $15 - $30

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This event is presented by Illinois Humanities grantee partner Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods.

Honor a hero in your life by attending this beautiful, soul-stirring concert this Memorial Day weekend.

Julia Siciliano / "A (Fictional) Conversation Between Beethoven and Schubert"

A narrated piano recital, this program depicts Julia Siciliano’s imagined conversation between Beethoven and Schubert, had they ever met in person.

  • Franz Schubert Impromptu Op.142 No.2
  • Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata Op.26
  • Franz Schubert Sonata D.960

This program contains some of the most reverent, profound music in the solo piano repertoire. Beethoven wrote the Funeral March of his Sonata Op.26 for his longtime patron, Prince Karl Lichnowsky, his conscription in the music reading “on the death of a hero.” Schubert was moved to write this Impromptu over the death of Beethoven, which melodically and sentimentally refers to the first movement of this sonata. Schubert wrote his last piano sonata, the D.960 on his deathbed. It is regarded as one of the most sublime sonatas in the entire repertoire.

Julia Siciliano, Piano

Award-winning concert pianist, Julia Siciliano has been heralded as a musician with “fabulous creative power” by the Bonn General-Anzeiger. 

Ms. Siciliano has become a well- respected and anticipated rising talent on the world stage, being invited as a solo artist by many prestigious orchestras, and festivals, most recently with the Orquestra Sinfónica de la Region de Murcia for the MurciArt Music Festival.

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Brushwood is honored to support Veterans and the Military Community, through our At Ease initiative. At Ease: Art and Nature for Veterans is an innovative series of nature and art-based workshops that address the challenges faced by the Military Community, helping to support their sense of well-being.

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