Masterworks Series

Beethoven 5+5

December 8-10, 2023

Belding Theater at The Bushnell
Friday & Saturday at 8 PM
Sunday at 3 PM (SOLD OUT)

Subscriptions and single tickets now available!


Hailstork Four Hymns Without Words
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5, Op. 73, “Emperor”
Beethoven Symphony No. 5, Op. 67


Gerard Schwarz conductor
Orion Weiss piano


A double dose of Beethoven! Under the direction of renowned composer and conductor, Gerard Schwarz, the HSO performs two monumental pieces by the ultimate icon of orchestral music. Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor” will feature pianist Orion Weiss, a performer described as “simply breathtaking” by the Herald-Tribune.  Symphony No. 5 is one of the absolute cornerstones of Western classical music.  Built on an unforgettable and deceptively simple four note motif, there is no truer definition of a classical “master work”.   Adolphus Hailstork’s Four Hymns Without Words is a set of short pieces featuring hymn-like opening statements.

Join us at Salute after Friday evening’s performance!


Attend the FREE pre-concert talk with Maestro Kuan or special guest one hour before the concert!

Bring your smartphone to access our digital Playbill- don’t forget to silence it!

Grab a drink or bite from one of our convenient bar/café locations, and feel free to bring to your seat.

Applaud when you like what you hear – don’t worry about the “right” time!

Wear what you want – be comfortable.

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