Who: Peter Pesic, tutor and musician-in-residence, and Ari Winnick, student, St. John’s College-Santa Fe
What: Free Saturday Morning Seminar
Title: Beethoven’s and Tolstoy’s “Kreutzer Sonatas”
Where: Junior Common Room, Peterson Student Center, St. John’s College
When: Saturday, May 1, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Details: This seminar is free of charge and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.
This seminar precedes the May 6 lunchtime concert in which tutor Peter Pesic (piano) and student Ari Winnick (violin) will conclude their series of the complete sonatas by Beethoven for these instruments. Following an informal performance of Beethoven’s Sonata, op. 47, also known as the “Kreutzer Sonata,” Pesic and Winnick will lead a discussion of Tolstoy’s story “The Kreutzer Sonata” considered both as a reaction to Beethoven’s work and also as an independent statement of Tolstoy’s feelings and reservations about human passions and the power of art.
There will be no charge for this special seminar, although space is only available for twenty participants on first-come, first-served basis. To secure a space, please call Thomas McBee, 505-984-6139.
Peter Pesic studied at Harvard and Stanford as well as at the Aspen Music School. He has been a tutor on the Santa Fe campus since 1980 and musician-in-residence since 1984. Since then, he has given two hundred concerts at St. John’s College and throughout New Mexico, as well as elsewhere in the United States and Europe.Ari Winnick is a junior at St. John’s College.