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Happy Birthday, Beethoven

Happy Birthday, BeethovenEckart Preu, Conductor
Stefan Jackiw, Violin

Concerto for Violin in D major, op. 61
Symphony No. 9 in C major, “The Great”

To commemorate Beethoven’s 250th birthday we’ve chosen his Violin Concerto in D major – the only concerto he ever wrote for the instrument. It begins with 5 soft beats on the timpani, a motif that is passed around to other instruments as the concerto unfolds. This highly virtuosic work will dazzle you with the instrument’s range, as our guest violinist will demonstrate! Trombone lovers will revel in Schubert’s 9th Symphony, dubbed “The Great” to distinguish it from his shorter symphony in the same key. Schubert, an Austrian, criticized German music for much of his life, but he later became a devoted follower of Beethoven’s music to the point that, on his deathbed, he requested to be buried next to him – indeed, the two graves are alongside one another! Though the 9th Symphony was unpublished at the time of Schubert’s death, composer Robert Schumann discovered it among music that had been entrusted to Schubert’s brother. It is considered one of Schubert’s finest orchestral works.

Presenter / Producer: Long Beach Symphony

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Music > Classical
Music > Other
Music > Contemporary Classical / New Music

Event Phone: 562-436-3203 x1

Long Beach Performing Arts Center
Terrace Theater
300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach CA 90802

Long Beach & South Bay
Orange County

Performance Dates: 3/7/2020
Saturday, 03/07/2020

Performance Times
Doors open at 6:30pm
Pre-concert talk at 7:00pm
Concert at 8:00pm

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