Heroic Beethoven

Live Performance: February 20, 2021 at 7:30 pm

King Center, Melbourne

Delayed Stream: Starting February 27 at 7:00 pm (scroll down to purchase virtual tickets)

Christopher Confessore, Music Director | Scott Watkins, piano
Concert Sponsors: Dr. Richard Weber & Family | “Eroica” Sponsor: Martha Sinclair

Scott Watkins, our soloist for this concert

This concert will take place live at the King Center in Melbourne on February 20, 2021 at 7:30 pm.
Additionally, it is being offered as a delayed stream for those who may not be comfortable attending in person.

AN ALL-BEETHOVEN PROGRAM:
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major
Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major “Eroica”

“Eroica” was originally dedicated to Napoleon, but after Napoleon declared himself emperor in 1804, Beethoven changed his mind and gave it its current title. At first, “Eroica” confused the public. It was twice as long as a Mozart symphony, and musicians felt it was too difficult, but after several years, people began to realize how truly ground-breaking “Eroica” was, solidifying its position as the true connection between Classical and Romantic eras. Beethoven wrote his 4th piano concerto in 1806, but it was relatively unknown until Mendelssohn began performing it regularly in 1836. Often eclipsed by the grander “Emperor” Concerto, the G Major was cutting-edge in its own way and continues to be a staple in the piano concerto repertoire today.


Read about Scott Watkins.

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