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Classical Kids Live! to perform life and music of Beethoven

Milligan College (October 1, 2007) — Young and adult audiences alike will have an opportunity to learn about the life and music of Ludwig van Beethoven in an imaginative way when the critically acclaimed theatrical production, “Beethoven Lives Upstairs,” takes the stage in Milligan College’s Seeger Chapel, Oct. 19-20.

Performed by Chicago-based educational touring company Classical Kids LIVE!, in collaboration with The East Tennessee Regional Symphony and the Milligan College Music Department, “Beethoven Lives Upstairs” features a lively exchange of letters between young Christoph and his uncle. Their subject is the “madman” who has moved into the upstairs apartment of their Vienna home. Through a touching correspondence and beautifully performed excerpts, Christoph comes to understand the genius of Beethoven, the beauty of his music and the torment of his deafness.

The Saturday, Oct. 20, 4 p.m. performance of Beethoven Lives Upstairs” is open to the general public. Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $10 for adults, $3 for children under 12. A special performance for school age children will be held Friday, Oct. 19, at 10 a.m. Admission is $1 for students and parent chaperones and free for teachers.

For more information, contact Rita Myers at 423.461.8723, or visit www.milligan.edu/arts.

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