Alexandria Symphony Orchestra performs Beethoven Symphony No. 3 "Erocia" on Saturday, October 1, at 8 p.m.

Schlesinger Concert Hall

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The Deal

  • $20 for one ticket for side orchestra or back balcony seating (up to $44 value)
  • $35 for one ticket for premium orchestra seating and one drink (up to $74 value)

The Program

  • Beethoven—Symphony No. 3 “Eroica”: One of the grandest and most enduring classical works in history, the “Eroica” moves through the hopes, setbacks, and triumphs of a heroic campaign. Inspired by the French Revolution, Beethoven originally dedicated his ambitious yet melodically accessible epic to Napoleon. But when that hero of the people became a tyrant, the composer erased his name from the manuscript, declaring, “He’s just a rascal like all the others.”
  • Copland—Fanfare for the Common Man: A majestic horn theme opens a composition that stays slow and steady even as the rest of the orchestra joins in. The result is a gradually expanding crescendo that evokes the sun rising or a sloth playing peek-a-boo over a toddler’s crib.
  • Sibelius—Symphony No. 3: This three-movement piece distances itself from the composer’s first two romantic symphonies with a turn toward the classical, garnering comparisons to Beethoven thanks to its clear, clean compositions.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Oct 1, 2016. Limit 2/person for premium orchestra. Limit 4/person for side orchestra/back balcony. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem on day of show for a ticket at the venue box office. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together. Discount reflects merchant's current ticket prices, which may change. ADA seating cannot be guaranteed; contact box office prior to purchase for availability. Ticket value includes all fees. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Alexandria Symphony Orchestra

When Kim Allen Kluge took over as music director of the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra in 1987, the outfit was made up of a small but enthusiastic group of community musicians. Sensing the potential of the orchestra, Kluge augmented the ensemble with freelancer virtuosos, quickly establishing the ASO as the premier professional symphony in northern Virginia. Today, the collective performs in the elegant Schlesinger Concert Hall on the Northern Virginia Community College campus, which makes for an acoustically friendly venue and a convenient base of operations for pranks on the Dean.

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