Symphony No. 4
Symphony No. 7
Gianandrea Noseda, conductor
Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony starts small but grows into a giant. Upon first hearing the masterpiece, 26-year-old Robert Schumann was so enthralled that he “sat in place without moving a muscle or even breathing.” Beethoven’s Overture from Egmont opens the program, and his Seventh Symphony makes for a visceral, high-voltage finale.
Beethoven at 250
In honor of Beethoven’s 250th birthday, Gianandrea Noseda leads the Orchestra in a three-week festival of concerts celebrating the composer’s remarkable genius and impact on music. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear all nine of his symphonies—music that resounds as loudly today as it did two centuries ago. All five programs will be recorded for future release.
"There were three artists who changed the world. Of course, there are many, many other great ones, but these actually changed the world: Da Vinci, Dante, and of course, Beethoven.”
Beginning at 7 p.m. before the June 6 performance
Join us in the Justice Forum at the REACH for fascinating stories behind the music led by knowledgeable and engaging artists and scholars. Each ForeWords lasts 30 minutes, and is free and open to the public. Look for even more of these offerings throughout the season!
The Blue Series is sponsored by United Technologies Corporation.
The Abramson Concert Series is made possible by the generous support of the Leonard and Elaine Silverstein Family Foundation Fund in Honor of Ronald D. Abramson.
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All events and artists subject to change without prior notice.
All ticket prices are subject to change based on demand. Purchase early to lock in prices and the best seats!
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