Beethoven the Music Genius


Christopher Dragon, conductor
Nuvi Mehta, narrator
Malashock Dance

Program will consist of excerpts taken from the following:
BEETHOVEN: Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43
BEETHOVEN: "Allegro con brio" and "Allegro" from Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
BEETHOVEN: "Allegro" from Piano Sonata No. 5 in G Major, K. 283
BEETHOVEN: Nine Variations on a March by Ernst Christoph Dressler, WoO 63
BEETHOVEN: "Adagio molto" from Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21
BEETHOVEN: "Allegretto" from Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
BEETHOVEN: "Thunderstorm" from Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68: Pastoral
BEETHOVEN / Arr. P. Rothman: Link Up: The Orchestra Sings – Beethoven's Ode to Joy
(Program subject to change.)


Ludwig van Beethoven changed classical music forever — making it bigger, and bolder and more outrageous than ever — all while losing his hearing! We’ll share strange and wonderful facts about the life of this gifted and temperamental genius as you enjoy pieces of his most famous music played by the orchestra.

Note: this afternoon Family Concert lasts for one hour.

This concert is part of the San Diego Symphony's season-long celebration of Beethoven's 250th birthday.

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Time 2 p.m.
Venue Copley Symphony Hall
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