January 11, 2020
The concert was part of the Symphony’s “Beethoven at 250” celebration to honor the life and music of Ludwig Van Beethoven. Beethoven was born in December, 1770, in Vienna, Austria and is considered one of the greatest composers of all time.
Emanuel Ax was the Concerto’s soloist and received 3 standing ovations. Ax repaid the appreciation with a movingly conversational rendition of Für Elise. He also made himself available to sign autographs during intermission.
The evening ended with two standing ovations for Symphony No. 4 in B-flat Major.
The Symphony’s “Beethoven at 250” celebration will continue with performances of his Symphony No. 5 on Friday and Saturday, January 17 and 18, and Symphony No. 6, also known as Pastoral, on Friday and Saturday, January 24 and 25, 2020.