BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL Performs Live Feb 6 & 7


Featuring Acclaimed Concert Pianist

Festival Artists in Residence:

“Novacek is a commanding presence at the keyboard, not just because of a sterling technique, but also his virile, integrated playing.”   Los Angeles Times

February 6, Sunday at 3PM in Park City at the Eccles Performing Arts Center
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**Masks Required for this Concert

February 7, Monday at 7pm in Salt Lake City at
Westminster College’s Vieve Gore Concert Hall
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**Proof of Full Vaccination and Masks Required for this Concert
For this concert only, the Festival is offering
if you order your tickets in advance online. Tickets are $25 per person. When you have purchased your ticket, the Festival will forward you a voucher for your second ticket.

To begin the concert, John Novacek will present Beethoven’s masterpiece the Piano Sonata Op. 110, the second to last of Beethoven’s 32 Piano Sonatas.
We then travel to the 20th century with the dazzlingly virtuosic 1990 Trio for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano by Jean Francaix.
The concert will end with Beethoven’s Trio Op. 1 No. 1 for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano in a perfect arrangement of one of Ludwig van Beethoven’s first published chamber music works, written when he was only 25 years old. He had written other works but this charming trio was one work in the set of trios that were his introduction to Viennese musical society.

Pianist JOHN NOVACEK regularly tours the Americas, Europe, and Asia as a solo recitalist, chamber musician, and concerto soloist; in the latter capacity, he has presented over thirty concertos with dozens of orchestras.

Having recorded over 35 CDs of works by most major composers from Bach to Bartók and including his own original compositions. He records for the Philips, Nonesuch, Arabesque, Warner Classics, Sony/BMG, IBS Classical, Koch International, Universal Classics, Ambassador, Arkay, Azica, EMI Classics, Four Winds, Pony Canyon, and Virtuoso labels.

CD titles include Road Movies (2004 GRAMMY nomination as “Best Chamber Music Performance”), Great Mozart Piano Works, Spanish Rhapsody, Novarags (original ragtime compositions), Classic Romance, Hungarian Sketches, Intersection, Romances et Meditations, and, with Leila Josefowicz, Americana (GRAMOPHONE: “Editor’s Choice”), For the End of Time, Shostakovich and Recital (BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE: 5 stars/June 2005’s chamber choice). 2020 saw the IBS Classical releases of Chausson’s Concert in D for Violin, Piano & String Quartet and an album of viola sonatas by Glinka, Hindemith, and Schubert with violist Randolph Kelly.

Beethoven Festival 37th Year!


Starting July 1, Utah’s oldest classical music festival will present seven weeks including 20 performances in venues throughout the Park City area and in Ogden and Moab. This summer the five Sunday concerts at Temple Har Shalom will include 4:30pm pre-concert receptions offering gourmet cheese, fruit and wine, with performances beginning at 5pm.

The Festival Gala Salon Concerts in private homes are favorite events and they will be presented July 13 and Aug 11, so make your reservations right away! Seating is limited for these amazing evenings that feature intimate command performances and lavish buffet dining indoors and out on garden patios.

On three Thursday evenings, the Festival will present the “Chamber Music Hour” concerts at the Park City Community Church – a beautiful venue with easy access and plenty of parking.

There will be two Artist Showcase Concerts at the Park City Community Church – Aug 10 and 16.

The popular free “Chamber Music in the Park” concerts will begin at 6:15pm every Monday evening from July 8 – August 12.

Visit the Festival website at to reserve your tickets today.