Olympian Beethoven
Beethoven Symphonies 1


Wed 3.10.2012, 8 p.m., 2012-10-3T20:00 Beethovenhalle

Olympian Beethoven

Viviane Hagner (Violin)
Philharmonia Orchestra London
Esa-Pekka Salonen (Conductor)

Ludwig van Beethoven:
Symphony No. 1 in C major op. 21

Unsuk Chin:
Concerto for violin and orchestra (Asia)

Ludwig van Beethoven:
Symphony no. 7 in A major, op. 92

Olympian Beethoven

This year's cycle of the nine Beethoven symphonies was planned in association with the Beethovenfest Bonn and is special for two reasons. Firstly, while Esa-Pekka Salonen is beginning and ending with the first and ninth symphonies respectively, he is otherwise breaking with the usual chronological order. Secondly, he is combining the Beethoven symphonies with contemporary works, each from a different continent, and is thus pointing to the influence of music as a global phenomenon – in line with the idea of the Olympic Games, which are being held in Summer 2012 in London, the orchestra's home base.

Additional Information:

The events of the r esidency of the Philharmonia Orchestra can be booked together at a discount.
Subscription prices: € 390; 330; 270; 210; 150

"For 8 at 8" Non-bookable reserved seats for students.

7.30 pm
Orchestra Portrait "All Ears for Half"

This concert is part of the Residency of the Philharmonia Orchestra.
Deutsche Welle Festival Concert.

Viviane Hagner © Marco Borggreve

Viviane Hagner © Marco Borggreve

Beethoven: Symphonie Nr. 7 (iTunes)

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