NYPL: Beethoven the Bard and the Boards

Beethoven loved theater. His personal journal is littered with quotations from his favorite plays, and he often wrote music inspired by his favorite characters and scenes. In the New York Public Library’s cafe, HB Studio actors perform scenes table-side from Romeo and JulietThe Tempest, plus Goethe’s Egmont, and Klinger’s Sturm und Drang, interspersed with recordings of related Beethoven piano sonatas, string quartets, and overtures.

Curated by Evan Leslie of the NYPL, with Jimmy Cintron, Ronan Colfer, Ryan Czerwonko, Duncan Hazard, Spencer Monaghan, Drew Stone, and Grant Schumacher

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 | 7 pm | RSVP

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center

Cafe at LPA | 111 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10023



  • Time:
    February 18, 2020
    7:00 pm – 8:30 pm ET
  • Location: Cafe at LPA - NYPL for the Performing Arts, 111 Amsterdam Ave, New York, New York 10023