A guided tour of classical music's greatest hit, Ludwig van Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. This revolutionary work has thrilled audiences since its premiere in 1808. Find out why with a musical show and tell, followed by a full performance. - Fri, Oct 25: 7:30pm Herbst Theater, SF; Sat, Oct 26: 7:30pm First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto; Sun, Oct 27: 3:00pm First Congregational Church, Berkeley
Music Director Ben Simon and the orchestra offer a tour of what they call classical music’s greatest hit, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, taking the audience through the 1808 masterpiece with commentary and musical samples before playing it straight through. Sharing the bill is the Faust Overture by German Romantic Emilie Mayer.