All--Beethoven with The Philadelphia Orchestra

Cristian Macelaru - Conductor

Janice Carissa - Piano

program

Beethoven - Leonore Overture No. 3

Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 2

Beethoven - Symphony No. 5

Saturday, July 25, 2015

8:00 pm The Mann Center for the Performing Arts

If ever there was a musician whose battle cry was “freedom” it was Beethoven. His Leonore Overture No. 3 relates the heroic conviction of a woman to free her husband from certain doom. The Piano Concerto No. 2 was composed for his own astonishing virtuoso technique. And the Symphony No. 5 has become so much more than a symphony – its famous first four notes have been turned into a Morse code phrase for “victory.” Its propulsive energy and journey escalate towards a finale that has long transcended the concert hall and given hope to oppressed people everywhere. Come to the Mann to hear again why The Philadelphia Orchestra is supreme in the music of Beethoven.

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