In spring 2020 the VSO celebrates Beethoven 250. From a re-creation of the night in 1808 that changed music forever — when Beethoven premièred his 5th and 6th Symphonies, the 4th Piano Concerto and the Choral Fantasy in the same evening – to an exploration of the senses with a special seating arrangement that lets you listen from within the orchestra, VSO BeethovenFest will leave you with a new love of the greatest music master of all. As a through-line, Maestro Tausk invites you to take in Beethoven’s 5th, with its famous opening motif, three different ways. First, as the inspiration for generations of composers to come, in the company of Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1; second, in a special seating arrangement that lets you listen from within the orchestra; and third, as part of that most remarkable concert in 1808.
Date: March 7 until March 21, 2020
Venue: see website for respective concerts