- One ticket to The Nashville Symphony presents Beethoven’s Fifth
- When: Sunday, May 31, at 7 p.m.
- Where: Schermerhorn Symphony Center
- Door time: 6 p.m.
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
- $14 for the rear balcony (up to $39 value)
- $19 for the orchestra section (up to $51 value)
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It’s all Beethoven all evening thanks to The Nashville Symphony. During their ode to the groundbreaking composer, guest violinist Benjamin Beilman joins the ensemble for three of his middle-period works.
- Overture to Egmont: The earthquake-low opening strains that give way to a melody both ominous and triumphant are an homage to the Count of Egmont, a political martyr who gave his life to fight tyranny; the piece gained a second life as the unofficial anthem of the 1956 Hungarian revolution.
- Violin Concerto: It took nearly 40 years for this three-movement piece to catch the ears of the public after its unsuccessful 1806 debut. But since that mid-19th-century revival (conducted by Felix Mendelssohn), the piece has become one of the most well-known violin concertos in history, having been performed by renowned musicians such as Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell, and Kyung-Wha Chung.
- Symphony No. 5: Everyone knows the iconic four-note melody that opens this composition. Dark and bold, it heralds the start of a four-movement symphony that sprang from turmoil both political and personal. When Beethoven wrote it, the Napoleonic Wars were roiling Vienna and Europe at large, and the composer himself was losing his hearing. Despite these obstacles and an initially lukewarm reception, Beethoven’s Fifth has since become one of the most famous symphonies of all time.
Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Even though it opened in 2006, Schermerhorn Symphony Center looks like it's been a part of the landscape for centuries. That's because the center, which is named for Nashville Symphony's late maestro Kenneth Schermerhorn, took its design cues from famed European concert halls. Its classic appearance is enhanced by 30 soundproof windows, which allow natural sunlight or unnatural spaceship lights to stream in. A custom-built organ rings out through the hall, and a convertible seating design allows the hall to morph into a ballroom floor for cabaret shows or weddings.