Da da da dum! It’s Beethoven’s Fifth conducted by Ashkenazy. What could make this event even more special? Beethoven’s Violin Concerto!
Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony is so deeply ingrained in our culture that it needs almost no introduction. As music and as a symbol it wields tremendous power, and in the hands of one of the world’s great musicians you’ll be able to hear it anew, no matter how many times you’ve heard it before.
The Fifth begins with the four most famous notes in the world. The Violin Concerto is announced with five taps from the kettledrums and turns out to be just as symphonic in its drama and emotional range. This Special Event program shows Beethoven at his most thrilling with two pieces that have absolutely earned their place at the heart of the repertoire.