All-Beethoven with The Philadelphia Orchestra
Cristian Măcelaru, conductor
Janice Carissa, piano
If ever there was a musician whose battle cry was “freedom” it was Beethoven. His Leonore Overture No. 3 relates the heroic conviction of a woman to free her husband from certain doom. The Piano Concerto No. 2 was composed for his own astonishing virtuoso technique. And the Symphony No. 5 has become so much more than a symphony – its famous first four notes have been turned into a Morse code phrase for “victory”. Its propulsive energy and journey escalate towards a finale that has long transcended the concert hall and given hope to oppressed people everywhere. Come to the Mann to hear again why The Philadelphia Orchestra is supreme in the music of Beethoven.
Tickets are on sale now via MannCenter.org, Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000, and the Mann Box Office
If you are 21 years of age or older and plan to consume alcohol at the concert, please be prepared to present proper I.D. There is no re-entry once exiting the facility. Picnics are welcome for this performance.