by Moisés Kaufman Why did Beethoven write 33 variations on “an insignificant little waltz” when his publisher, Diabelli, wanted just one? Musicologist Dr. Katherine Brandt, beset by her own challenges with an insidious disease, is driven to discover an answer. Presented as a concert reading fundraiser for Soulstice, this Wisconsin premiere features UWM Peck School of Music professor Elena Abend at the piano. The concert reading will be held at the Villa Terrace Ballroom, 2220 N. Terrace Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202. Performances at 7:30; special tickets available now online. Starring Laura Monagle, Amanda Hull, David Rothrock, Margaret Casey, Michael Keiley, Mark Flagg, and Ted Tyson as Beethoven. Questions: Call Villa Terrace at (414) 271-3656.