Bold Beethoven

Bold Beethoven

Bold Beethoven

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - Saturday, November 7, 2015

Belding Theater at The Bushnell

Thursday at 7:30pm
Friday at 8pm
Saturday at 3pm & 8pm

Coriolan Overture, Op. 62
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op.93

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William Eddins, conductor and piano

Back by popular demand, guest conductor William (Bill) Eddins returns to conduct the HSO in an all-Beethoven program. The overture, inspired by von Collin’s play Coriolan and Shakespeare’s tragedy Coriolanus, contrasts a warrior’s bold resolve as he is about to invade Rome with the tender pleadings of his mother to desist. Beethoven’s third piano concerto pays homage to Mozart’s 24th in its melodies, rhythmic gestures and phrasings. His eighth symphony is light and humorous, contradictory (and perhaps conciliatory) to the composer’s circumstances during the summer of 1812, when he ended a romantic relationship in a famous letter written to his “Immortal Beloved.”

The 3pm matinee performance will be held on Saturday instead of Sunday for this program only, due to the Hartford Veterans’ Day Parade taking place on Sunday.

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Notes with composers’ biographical information and detailed remarks about the musical selections on the program compiled by a musicologist are available in the playbill for all Masterworks and Classical Connections.

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