Daniel R. Martin Masterworks Series

2019-2020 Season

Beethoven The Revolutionary

Sunday, January 19, 2020 | 3:00 pm
William Saroyan Theatre
Rei Hotoda,
conductor and piano
Stephanie Sant'Ambrogio
Julie Albers
Fidelio Overture
Triple Concerto
Symphony No. 3, Eroica
We 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!
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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