– Boston Herald
"One of the Most Completely Wondrous Examples of Children's Entertainment Ever!"
"Art Made Accessible: Nobody Does it Better than Classical Kids!"
– Entertainment Weekly
"The Best Way to Unlock the Mind and Heart of a Child to the Wonders of Musical Masterpieces!"
– New York Daily News
The world-famous production of Beethoven Lives Upstairs features a lively exchange of letters between young Christoph and his uncle. Their subject is the “madman” who has moved into the upstairs apartment of Christoph’s Vienna home. Through a touching correspondence dramatically underscored with the composer’s most beautiful excerpts, the young boy slowly comes to understand the genius of the man, the torment of his deafness and the beauty of his music.
Audiences are captivated by more than 25 excerpts of the master’s music, including the Moonlight Sonata, Für Elise, and the great Fifth and Ninth Symphonies. The music is magically woven into the drama as two actors share their anecdotes and observations based on true incidents from the composer’s life. Presenting history, drama, music, and fun, this engaging concert is an ideal way to introduce your child to classical music! The performance is approximately 50 minutes in length and is recommended for audiences age five and up.