Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5

Michael Francis, conductor
Valentina Lisitsa, piano

Respighi: Pines of Rome
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5

Beethoven’s Fifth very well may be the most famous piece of symphonic music ever written. If the iconic opening notes ─ da da da dumm! ─ suffer under the weight of countless cultural reinventions, the work as a whole has aged without wrinkles since its premiere 210 years ago. Everybody knows the opening, but listening to Beethoven’s entire argument is one of music’s most rewarding experiences. Why? Because of what the composer does with those four simple notes over 35 minutes. It’s one of three splendid masterpieces on the program.

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Friday, September 28, 2018 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)