Beethoven’s 5th with Eschenbach, performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra
February 1, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
This Philadelphia Orchestra performance of Beethoven’s 5th with Eschenbach, held at the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall, is one of the events students may attend as part of the Benoliel Arts and Culture Series.
“’There is no question that his whole heart is in what he’s doing,’ says the Washington Post of Christoph Eschenbach, and that heart will be on full display when our former music director returns to lead the Philadelphians. Cello virtuoso Alisa Weilerstein (‘truly a phenomenon’—The Telegraph) brings her incredible musicality to bear on Schumann’s Cello Concerto. Never performed during the composer’s lifetime, this intensely personal work now lives in the pantheon of cello compositions. From its indelible four-note opening to the rousing finale, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony never fails to enthrall. Der Freischütz (The Freeshooter) was a triumph for Carl Maria von Weber; the Overture alone makes clear why the work inspired composers from Wagner to Berlioz.”