After so many plans for Beethoven’s 250th birthday were aborted last December, imagine how remarkable 251 will be…. You are invited to the Symphony’s salute to this most revered of creator-innovators.
Under Maestro Nelson’s seasoned leadership, Jon Nakamatsu, internationally renowned and local favorite, will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4. This will be followed by the Fifth Symphony, Beethoven’s stunning signature work, a cornerstone of Western music and the embodiment of minor to major, victory over adversity.
Both the Concerto and the Symphony were premiered for a general audience on the same evening in 1808, with Beethoven the soloist for the first work and conductor for the second.
Conductor: John Nelson
Featured: Jon Nakamatsu, piano (pictured)
- Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3
- Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4
- Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
- Sat., December 4, 2021 @ 8pm
- Sun., December 5, 2021 @ 2:30pm