Beethoven Celebration

Live Performances have already occurred (Jan 23)

Delayed Stream: Starting January 30 at 7:00 pm

Christopher Confessore, Music Director | Francisco Vila, cello

Francisco Vila, our soloist for this concert

This concert took place live at the King Center in Melbourne on January 23, 2021 with performances at 2 pm and 7:30 pm.
Additionally, it is being offered as a delayed stream for those who may not be comfortable attending in person.

BEETHOVENEgmont Overture
HAYDN – Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major
BEETHOVEN – Symphony No. 7 in A Major

Our 67th season opener continues the celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday with his Symphony No.7, rumored to have been his favorite. Wagner considered it to be the epitome of dance and that no one, not even “the grandmother, the blind and the lame” could resist the impulse to dance upon hearing it. The symphony’s 2nd movement was considered by both Schubert and Wagner to be “the greatest piece of music ever written.” Ecuadorian cellist Francisco Vila will dazzle us with a performance of Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1, a work that is both charming and virtuosic, with an utterly joyful conclusion. The evening begins with Beethoven’s dramatic Egmont Overture, written in 1809 to accompany Goethe’s play of the same name.

Read about Francisco Vila.

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View the program for this concert below: