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Sunday Symposium



Due to the ongoing Coronavirus safety protocols, Oakmont Sunday Symposium engaged speakers to present either pre-recorded sessions or to appear in live sessions. Check out the “Upcoming Talks” page weekly for the latest instructions: oakmontsundaysymposium. org. You can also join each Sunday at 11 a.m. on the date of the talk to engage with the speaker.

Dec. 6 Speaker

Beethoven: A Life of Resilience, by Kayleen Asbo, Ph.D.

We all love Beethoven for his majestic and exquisite music. But there’s a lot more to his story. He was a child prodigy and his father brutally forced him to develop his talent so that the little boy could support the family. Beethoven was flogged, locked in the cellar and deprived of sleep for extra hours of practice. Kayleen will tell us how Beethoven’s life was a model of courageous creativity, and an example for all of us on how to transform tragedy and heartbreak into beauty and hope.