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San Diego Symphony – Beyond the Score: Beethoven’s 5th Symphony

San Diego Symphony – Beyond the Score: Beethoven’s 5th Symphony

Delve into the life of Ludwig van Beethoven and discover what is behind his most famous symphonic work. A riveting multimedia first half presents dramatic visuals on a giant screen, with actors depicting Beethoven, influential writers and other period characters. On the second half of the concert, you will experience the dramatic tour de force that is the complete Fifth Symphony! The work opens with quite possibly the four most-recognized notes in music history — the fate theme — which Beethoven organically develops throughout the entire symphony, culminating in the triumphant Presto finale.

San Diego Symphony – Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5

San Diego Symphony – Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5

BEETHOVEN – Grosse Fuge in B-flat Major, Op. 133
JOHN ADAMS – Violin Concerto
BEETHOVEN – Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

Edo de Waart, conductor
Leila Josefowicz, violin

From the enigmatic to the iconic, join our renowned principal guest conductor Edo de Waart on a journey through three monumental works. Ludwig van Beethoven‘s Great Fugue has puzzled and entranced audiences and critics alike for nearly 200 years, leading Stravinsky to call it “an absolutely contemporary piece of music that will be contemporary forever.” Superstar violinist Leila Josefowicz joins the Symphony in a performance of one of her signature pieces, John Adams’ virtuosic and “hyper melodic” Violin Concerto. Then brace yourself as Beethoven’s most famous four notes in history signal the start of a musical roller coaster ride, a journey from struggle to triumph.

San Diego Symphony – Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5

San Diego Symphony – Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5

BEETHOVEN – Grosse Fuge in B-flat Major, Op. 133
JOHN ADAMS – Violin Concerto
BEETHOVEN – Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

Edo de Waart, conductor
Leila Josefowicz, violin

From the enigmatic to the iconic, join our renowned principal guest conductor Edo de Waart on a journey through three monumental works. Ludwig van Beethoven‘s Great Fugue has puzzled and entranced audiences and critics alike for nearly 200 years, leading Stravinsky to call it “an absolutely contemporary piece of music that will be contemporary forever.” Superstar violinist Leila Josefowicz joins the Symphony in a performance of one of her signature pieces, John Adams’ virtuosic and “hyper melodic” Violin Concerto. Then brace yourself as Beethoven’s most famous four notes in history signal the start of a musical roller coaster ride, a journey from struggle to triumph.

San Diego Symphony – Beethoven’s Eroica

San Diego Symphony – Beethoven’s Eroica

MOZART: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55: Haffner
MAHLERRückert Lieder
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55: Eroica

Rafael Payare, conductor
Dorothea Röschmann, soprano

You’ll be moved by the exuberance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Haffner Symphony and the romantic sweep of Gustav Mahler’s Rückert Songs (sung by Grammy® Award-winning German soprano Dorothea Röschmann). Then brace yourself for the pathbreaking work which took the symphony to new limits of expressive scope. Never before had the orchestra been used to make such a bold and daring statement as Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Heroic Symphony,” composed with the ideal of a hero in mind.

San Diego Symphony – Beethoven’s Eroica

San Diego Symphony – Beethoven’s Eroica

MOZART: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55: Haffner
MAHLERRückert Lieder
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55: Eroica

Rafael Payare, conductor
Dorothea Röschmann, soprano

You’ll be moved by the exuberance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Haffner Symphony and the romantic sweep of Gustav Mahler’s Rückert Songs (sung by Grammy® Award-winning German soprano Dorothea Röschmann). Then brace yourself for the pathbreaking work which took the symphony to new limits of expressive scope. Never before had the orchestra been used to make such a bold and daring statement as Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Heroic Symphony,” composed with the ideal of a hero in mind.

San Diego Symphony – Payare Conducts Beethoven & Tchaikovsky

San Diego Symphony – Payare Conducts Beethoven & Tchaikovsky

SCHUMANN: Overture to Manfred, Op. 115
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74: Pathétique

Rafael Payare, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano

Passionate lyricism fills the air and melodies soar in some of the most heartfelt music ever written. Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto is perhaps his most gentle and lyrical piece. Its premiere was also the composer’s final appearance as a concerto soloist — his encroaching deafness ensured that he would never again play with an orchestra. Piotr Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique Symphony shows the composer at his most vulnerable and emotional, with heartfelt pathos composed into every note.

San Diego Symphony – Payare Conducts Beethoven & Tchaikovsky

San Diego Symphony – Payare Conducts Beethoven & Tchaikovsky

SCHUMANN: Overture to Manfred, Op. 115
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74: Pathétique

Rafael Payare, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano

Passionate lyricism fills the air and melodies soar in some of the most heartfelt music ever written. Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto is perhaps his most gentle and lyrical piece. Its premiere was also the composer’s final appearance as a concerto soloist — his encroaching deafness ensured that he would never again play with an orchestra. Piotr Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique Symphony shows the composer at his most vulnerable and emotional, with heartfelt pathos composed into every note.

San Diego Symphony – Beethoven by the Bay

San Diego Symphony – Beethoven by the Bay

Revel in the glorious sounds of Beethoven while the sun sets on San Diego Bay and music swells against the beauty of the night sky. The San Diego Symphony, conducted by Yaniv Dinur, pays its annual tribute to Beethoven in a concert of his Symphony No. 7, Leonore Overture No. 3 and a performance of his Piano Concerto No. 1 by rising star pianist Dominic Cheli.

Yaniv Dinur, conductor
Dominic Cheli, piano

PROGRAM

BEETHOVEN: Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92

San Francisco Symphony – BEETHOVEN’S FIFTH

San Francisco Symphony – BEETHOVEN’S FIFTH

Electrifying young conductor Nimrod David Pfeffer leads the SF Symphony in the masterworks of history’s greatest classical icon: Big. Bold. Beethoven. Experience Beethoven’s triumphant Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor, a work of incomparable beauty that was written in the midst of Vienna’s Napoleonic invasion. Then in the grandest finale of all, witness the most recognizable opening in music history with Beethoven’s legendary Symphony No. 5.

Rodolfo Leone – Piano

Nimrod David Pfeffer – Conductor

Beethoven

Egmont Overture

Beethoven

Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor

Beethoven

Symphony No. 5