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It's a Beethoven Revolution!


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Over three seasons (through 2019/20), Louis Langrée and the CSO will explore all of Beethoven's groundbreaking symphonies—paired with music that illuminates his influence. #BeethovenRevolution

Tickets, from $15, on sale now for 18/19 season performances below.

 

Beethoven's Eroica
FEB 23-24, 2019

“As ever, the soloist, Leila Josefowicz, astonished,” says The New York Times about our guest artist. A champion of contemporary music, Leila Josefowicz is the ideal interpreter for Adès’ colorful Concentric Paths, which sets the stage for Beethoven’s heroic Third Symphony, a revolutionary work that still resonates today.

 

Langrée Conducts Beethoven
MAR 30-31, 2019

The infectious joy of Beethoven’s Second Symphony was in stark contrast to his personal life, as he was losing his hearing while he wrote it. The Prokofiev Second Violin Concerto, played by BBC New Generation Artist Esther Yoo, is a beautiful sonic pairing. We also revisit Halcyon Sun by Composer-in-Residence Jonathan Bailey Holland, premiered by the CSO in 2004.

Trifinov Plays Beethoven's Emperor
MAY 3-4, 2019

Hailed by The Times (London) as “the most astounding pianist of our age,” keyboard master Daniil Trifonov makes his first CSO appearance performing Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto. Atmospheric works by Gluck and Pärt create a sound landscape to experience Stravinsky's Symphony in C and Beethoven's poetic concerto in a new way.

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Past Beethoven Revolution Concerts


Beethoven + Bartók
JAN 27-28

We kick off the Beethoven symphony cycle with his Symphony No. 1. Beethoven's influence is reflected in Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra, a masterful showcase for individual musicians as well as the ensemble.

 

Prokofiev + Beethoven
APR 14-15

 Beethoven's Symphony No. 4, a work of infectious joy, will get a modern-day response in a world premiere commission by Pierre Jalbert.

 

Brahms + Beethoven
MAY 11-13

 

Beethoven's jubilant Symphony No. 7 was an instant success, further solidifying his stature among his musical heirs, Schumann and Brahms. Schumann's lesser-known and eloquent overture to Die Braut von Messina (The Bride of Messina) sets the stage for Brahms' romantic Violin Concerto, featuring the "effusively lyrical" (The Guardian) violinist James Ehnes.

One City: Beethoven's 9th
NOV 9-10, 2018

Ode to Joy! We come together in celebration of Beethoven's dream of shared humanity with his epic Symphony No. 9. Composer-in-Residence Jonathan Bailey Holland shapes the journey with a world premiere commission.