32 Bright Clouds: Beethoven Conversations Around the World is a global music-commissioning, performing and recording project. Curated and performed by pianist Yael Weiss, this groundbreaking project commissions new works from 32 countries of conflict and secluded areas spanning the globe, all united through musical themes from Beethoven. 32 Bright Clouds aims to harness music’s great power for unity and peace. 

All new compositions from around the world are unified by a single “Peace” motif from Beethoven's Missa Solemnis, creating a cohesive cycle of works. The motif was selected because of Beethoven’s compelling inscription "A Call for Inward and Outward Peace" above the notes. Beethoven's dedication expresses the overall essence, purpose, and character of 32 Bright Clouds.  More



"A Call for Inward and Outward Peace"

- Ludwig Van Beethoven


January 24th, 2019 32 Bright Clouds Recital at the Mansion at Strathmore, North Bethesda MD

January 26th, 2019 32 Bright Clouds Recital at Western University, London Ontario, Canada

March 15th, 2019 32 Bright Clouds Recital at the Kerrytown Concert House, Ann Arbor MI

April 23 and 24, 2019 32 Bright Clouds at Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

June 2nd, 2019 32 Bright Clouds Recital at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg FL

June 11th, 2019 32 Bright Clouds Recital in Havana, Cuba





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Yael Weiss showed herself to be a pianist who delves deeply and tellingly into that cloudy area where fantasy morphs into improvisation, inventiveness being common to both.”
— The Washington Post

“remarkably powerful and intense… fine technique and musicianship in the service of an arresting array of music”
— The New York Times

About Yael Weiss



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