Elgin Symphony Orchestra Presents Beethoven’s Eroica

Hemmens Cultural Center

Give as a Gift
Limited quantity available
Over 40 bought

In a Nutshell

Beethoven’s unparalleled Eroica is the centerpiece of the evening, which also features two 20th century Russian composers

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jan 7, 2017. Limit 8/person. Valid only for option purchased. Email reservation required; email boxoffice@elginsymphony.org to reserve. 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.

The Deal

The Program

  • Stravinsky—Octet: Considered the beginning of the “neoclassical” period of Igor Stravinsky’s career, Octet employs an arresting combination of brass and woodwinds for an unearthly, almost disturbing sound grounded in classical aesthetics.
  • Prokofiev—Violin Concerto No. 1: Completed in 1917, the year of the Russian Revolution, Prokofiev’s piece seems caught between eras. The outer movements evoke the lush melodies of the Romantic period, but more tumultuous moments in the middle are strikingly modernist.
  • 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.”

Customer Reviews

It was a great 1st time experience, just wish the site would have directed us to the proper location. Other than that it was a great date night.
Daniel Z. · January 8, 2017
The ordering process with ESO worked very well!
Bill L. · December 28, 2016
What a fun way to learn about classical music! Conductor Andrew Grams explained the composer and music in a fun, easy-to-understand way, illustrated by the orchestra.
Karen P. · April 5, 2017

By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.