Beethoven birthday bash set for Sunday, January 19th

The Fresno Philharmonic will commence the world-wide celebration of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth with a triple threat program. Beethoven was both a political and aesthetic revolutionary. These two aspects of the composer are captured in the overture to his only opera Fidelio and his monumental Eroica Symphony, which was originally dedicated to Napoleon. Music Director Rei Hotoda and Concertmaster Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio are joined by Julie Albers (Principal Cellist, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra) for Beethoven’s delightful Triple Concerto. Great things come in threes!

Beethoven The Revolutionary
Sunday, January 19th | 3pm
William Saroyan Theatre

When he really did it – as in the Funeral March of the Eroica – he produced an entity that always seems to me to have been previously written in Heaven, and then merely dictated to him….Beethoven broke all the rules, and turned out pieces of breath-taking rightness.

Leonard Bernstein

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