February 9–12, 2024

Beethoven's Fifth Symphony

From its ominous opening — “Fate knocking at the door” — to the closing passages of radiant triumph, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony charts an exhilarating spiritual journey. Beethoven’s legacy looms in works by Carlos Simon and Timo Andres, whose Blind Banister reimagines the grace and wit of Beethoven’s Second Piano Concerto.

*In Salem on Friday, February 9, 2024, 7:30 pm


Beethoven: Egmont Overture
Timo Andres: The Blind Banister, Piano Concerto
Carlos Simon: Fate Now Conquers
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5

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David Danzmayr, Conductor
Timo Andres, Piano


This concert is part of Classical Series A


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