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Pastoral Bliss on a Tuesday at Lunch

Joel Pitchon, violin, and Judith Gordon, piano, present short and sweet Beethoven

Northampton, MA - Smith College faculty and members of the Sage Chamber Music Society, Judith Gordon and Joel Pitchon, will perform Beethoven's Sonata in A Minor, Op. 30, No. 1 during a Music in the Noon Hour concert on Tuesday, Oct. 22. Joel Pitchon, violin, writes: "Beethoven's Opus 30 Number 1 Sonata for Piano and Violin is among the most beautiful and pastoral of all the sonatas. The "Spring" sonata, which he wrote just before this one, is more famous, but this one is every bit as lovely. It has one of the most lyric and exquisitely elegant slow movements of anything by Beethoven... I return to this work with eagerness and pleasure time and time again."

The Music in the Noon Hour Concerts are a series of half-hour recitals by members of the Smith College Music Department and friends. The department offers them as a gift to the community, both on campus and beyond, to serve as a brief musical respite and refuge from the hectic pace of collegiate life. We invite you to take thirty minutes on a busy day to allow yourself to sit back and surrender to music in a tranquil place.

Tuesday, October 22, 12:30 PM
Sweeney Concert Hall, Smith College
Free and Open to the Public