Concerto- A Beethoven Journey

Over the course of four years, director Phil Grabsky followed celebrated Norwegian concert pianist Leif Ove Andsnes’ attempt to understand and interpret one of the greatest sets of music ever written for piano: Ludwig van Beethoven’s five piano concertos. However, CONCERTO is more than a document of a famous musician’s world tour; it is also an exploration of the deep relationship that emerges between composer and pianist. As Andsnes delves into the life and passion of Ludwig van Beethoven and his work, he begins to invoke the composer’s spirit in a way never before seen. Gransky’s film movingly chronicles Andsnes’ devotion to his passion project and bears cinematic witness to what is increasingly being regarded as one of the greatest interpretations of these five timeless pieces of music. (92 mins.) 

Sponsored by All Classical Portland. 


Welcome to our 33rd annual edition of Reel Music. We’ve been on the lookout all year for new works—and timely classics—to feature in our annual celebration of sound, music, and image. Whether your passion is jazz, blues, rock, soul, opera, classical, avant-garde—or anything in between—we hope you find something to discover and inspire you in this eclectic mix of the familiar and unknown. As always, our special thanks go to Music Millennium, Willamette Week, Walker,, MusicFestNW, All Classical Portland, PDX Jazz, XRAY.FM, KMHD, KBOO, PDX Pipeline, Oregon Music News, and Marmoset.

CONCERTO: A BEETHOVEN JOURNEY screens Saturday, January 16 at 4:30pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located inside the Portland Art Museum).  The program is being presented as part of our From Bombay to Bollywood: 50 Years of Indian Cinema series.

Tickets are available online or at the door.

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