Opening with the most famous four notes in all of classical music, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony is a staggering masterwork that became a symphonic blueprint for all subsequent composers. Riccardo Muti leads a program that also features the composer’s buoyant, humorous Second Symphony and a world premiere concerto performed by CSO Bass Clarinet J. Lawrie Bloom.
Beethoven Symphony No. 2
Bacri Ophelia’s Tears [World Premiere, CSO Commission]
Beethoven Symphony No. 5