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All Beethoven - Symphony No. 5

Dec 4, 2020 - Dec 6, 2020

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Celebrate the life and unmatched brilliance of a musical icon during this season's annual weekend of All Beethoven repertoire. One of America's emerging conductors, Joseph Young brings his energetic dynamism to the podium on Beethoven's breathtaking Fifth Symphony – a fundamental pillar of the symphonic canon which famously begins with the ominous four-note motif signifying "fate knocking at the door." The performance opens with Beethoven's powerful and expressive Egmont, a set of incidental music pieces for Goethe's play of the same name, wherein the composer exalts the heroic sacrifice of Lamoral, Count of Egmont, who was condemned to death after his valiant stand against oppression. This is a bombastic tour through Beethoven's heroic middle period as the Beethoven 2020 celebration nears its finale.