Leave It To Ludwig | Family Concert | Chicago Shakespeare Theater


Leave It to Ludwig tells the tale of Ludwig van Beethoven, who magically appears to help a young pianist master the composer’s music, while excerpts from some of his most beloved works are performed by CCM ensemble members.

Plus, on both days from 11:00 to 11:25 a.m., artists will be available for autographs and pictures, and young musicians will demonstrate and answer questions about featured instruments in the Theater Lobby.

This one-hour concert promises laughter, learning and fun for everyone!


Our Thoughts: We always enjoy going to the Chicago  Shakespeare Theater for their annual family concerts. My kiddos all play a string instrument so watching Chamber Musicians is always a treat. This concert was about Ludwig van Beethoven. We have been completing an in depth study on musicians this year, so this played right into our unit studies. Beethoven was one of the most famous and influential composers of all time. In Leave It To Ludwig, Beethoven appears in a vision to help a young pianist master the mysteries of his exciting music. Chamber Musicians illustrated Beethoven’s comments about his music while the Beethoven himself recounted anecdotes from his life and explains how he wrote music. A fabulous family concert that my children and I throughly enjoyed! My girls were playing their violins in the air attempting to follow along with the Chamber Musicians and I call that a HUGE win in keeping my children interested in classical music!

Leave It To Ludwig: by Bruce Adolphe featuring performers from The Chicago Chamber Musicians in Chicago Shakespeare’s Courtyard Theater Saturday January 19 and Sunday January 20, 2013 at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.


The Creative Team

Musicians & Cast

Joseph Genualdi Violin

Mathias Tacke Violin

Rami SolomonowViola

Cheng-Hou LeeCello

James F. Giles Piano (Young Pianist)

Bruce Adolphe Piano (Beethoven)