CONWAY — Chris Nourse will join Ellen Schwindt to play Beethoven’s sonata for Violin and Piano Opus 30 No. 1 on Sunday, Jan. 5, at 5 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church in North Conway as part of the Music as Meditation series.

Schwindt says that the interplay between instruments in this piece, “mirrors the balance needed in life.”

“Practicing Beethoven’s music requires a receptivity to patterns large and small and to their variations,” Schwindt said. “An understanding of this master’s patterns makes his notes easier to learn; all the same, it isn’t until I’ve learned many, many notes that larger patterns in the music emerge.”

Music as Meditation is a monthly gathering of listeners and artists interested in the spiritual—though not necessarily religious—source of art and music.

Music as Meditation in February takes the form of an organ recital by Christ Church’s own Nancy Farris. Upcoming events include visual art combined with classical and folk music offerings.

The gatherings take place on the first Sunday of each month at 5 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church in North Conway. Admission is free.

Donations toward the upkeep of the Steinway piano are gratefully accepted.

For more information, email Schwindt at ellen.m.schwindt@gmail.com or call (603) 447-2898.

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