Beethoven Symphony No. 6 “Pastorale”

Mar 19, 2021 - Mar 21, 2021


Beethoven's "Pastorale" Symphony – originally dubbed "recollections of life in the country" – is the composer's ultimate homage to the great outdoors, brimming with color and texture that seem accessible to all the senses as it instantly transports you to the Viennese countryside. One of the most sought-after conductors of his generation, Markus Stenz lends his incredible talent to Beethoven's brilliant programmatic projection of nature. The first half features superstar violinist Leila Josefowicz in her return to Boettcher Concert Hall as featured soloist on John Adams' powerful Scheherazade.2 – a piece she debuted with the New York Philharmonic in 2015. In this poignant adaptation of the Arabian Nights tale which nods to Rimsky-Korsakov's symphonic suite Scheherazade, Adams casts the violin as a modern-day Scheherazade – the woman who remains fearless in the face of immense cruelty. This is an illuminating performance that will resonate with all audiences.