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National Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven's Fifth Symphony

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - Saturday, April 20, 2019

National Symphony Orchestra NSO Summer and Capital Concerts

Fate knocks at the door in the most famous four notes in symphonic history! Experience the memorable motif that changed music forever when Gianandrea Noseda returns to lead Beethoven’s legendary Fifth Symphony. Although on the verge of deafness while composing this masterpiece, Beethoven boldly defied his impending affliction—instead rising above to immerse audience in a fearless symphony he called “a duel between free will and determination.”

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Gianandrea Noseda, conductor

Schoenberg: Chamber Symphony No. 2
BrahmsVariations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5

Fate knocks at the door in the most famous four notes in symphonic history! Experience the memorable motif that changed music forever when Gianandrea Noseda returns to lead Beethoven’s legendary Fifth Symphony. Although on the verge of deafness while composing this masterpiece, Beethoven boldly defied his impending affliction—instead rising above to immerse audience in a fearless symphony he called “a duel between free will and determination.” Noseda pairs this colossal crowd-pleaser with works by Schoenberg and Brahms, filling the Concert Hall with music that promises to linger long after the evening is over.

ForeWords
Beginning at 6:45 p.m. before the Fri., Apr. 19 and Sat., Apr. 20, 2019 performances
Take a journey into the fascinating stories behind the music led by knowledgeable and engaging artists and scholars! Look for even more of these offerings throughout the season; each ForeWords begins at 6:45 p.m. (the Concert Hall doors open 15 minutes prior), lasts 30 minutes, and is free and open to the public.