The Friends of Chamber Music presents Revolutionary Icons

Join the Friends for a concert program like no other! Eckart Runge and Jacques Ammon challenge classical music audiences by presenting Beethoven with modern icons, including David Bowie, Paul McCartney, Frank Zappa, and more! After decades of performing Beethoven string quartets with the world-renowned Artemis Quartet, Runge and duo partner Ammon will wow audiences with their mastery of the modern and the classical.

‘Revolutionary Icons’ with Runge&Ammon
Friday, May 6 | 7:00 PM
Yardley Hall, Midwest Trust Center

Thanks to his ‘rock star’ works (eg the ninth symphony’s ‘Ode to Joy’ or the ‘Moonlight Sonata’), Beethoven has become an iconic pop star in the world of classical music. In this unique program created by piano/cello duo Runge&Ammon, Beethoven is juxtaposed with the revolutionary icons of the rock-pop-jazz genres to create unexpected perspectives and a heart-pounding listening experience.

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Concert Program

Paul McCartney (*1942): Eleanor Rigby
arr. Wolf Kerschek/Runge&Ammon

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): ‘Adelaide’ from Lieder cycle op.46
arr. Runge&Ammon

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992): Libertango
arr. Runge&Ammon

Nikolai Kapustin (1937-2020): Burlesque, op 98

Miles Davis (1926-1991): Blue in Green
arr. Runge&Ammon

Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata for piano and cello No 4, op. 102/1, C – major
Andante – Allegro vivace
Adagio – Allegro vivace


Chick Corea (*1941) ‘Spain’ paraphrase on the ‘Concierto de Aranjuez’ by Joaquín Rodrigo
arr. Runge&Ammon

Ludwig van Beethoven ‘Cavatina‘ from string quartet op.130
arr. Runge&Ammon

Frank Zappa (1940-93): Bebop Tango
arr. Wolf Kerschek/Runge&Ammon

David Bowie (1947-2016): Warsawa
arr. Wolf Kerschek/Runge&Ammon

Ludwig van Beethoven Adagio ma non troppo (Arioso dolente) et Fugue
from the piano sonata op.110
arr. Runge&Ammon

Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970): Purple Haze
arr. Wolf Kerschek/Runge&Ammon