Musica Reginae Productions

Beethoven Meets Stradivarius

The Red Violin returns to Forest Hills for an all-Beethoven program featuring his beloved Spring Sonata and the virtuosic Archduke Trio.

The Church-in-the-Gardens

50 Ascan Ave

Forest Hills, NY 11375


16 March


2:00 PM

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Elizabeth Pitcairn returns playing her famed “Red Mendelssohn” Stradivarius, and will be joined by pianist Barbara Podgurski (MRP Artistic Director) and cellist Evan Drachman, performing on the Stradivarius cello owned by his grandfather, the late Gregor Piatigorsky. This will be the first time two of the world’s most valuable and famous stringed instruments have ever performed on the same stage, and right here in Forest Hills! You will certainly not want to miss this delightful afternoon!

Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata in F Major, op 24 “Spring” for Violin and Piano
Ludwig van Beethoven Seven Variations in E-Flat Major for Cello and Piano on the aria Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen (“In men, who feel love” from The Magic Flute)
Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Trio in B-flat Major, op 97 “Archduke”