- $15 for one ticket to see New World Symphony’s Beethoven: Music and Liberation (up to $31 value)
- Where: New World Center
- General admission
- Ticket values include all fees
- Click here to view the seating chart
Dates and Times
- Friday, October 24, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.
- Saturday, October 25, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Narration and a video guide the audience through these epic works from the Beethoven of classical music, Ludwig van Beethoven. Jamie Bernstein, the daughter of Leonard Bernstein, pulls from a lifetime of expertise as she discusses the significance of these two works on Friday night, and New World Symphony’s own Violin Fellow Nathaniel Wolkstein picks up where she leaves off for Saturday’s performance.
- 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.”
- Beethoven—Leonore Overture No. 3: Beethoven struggled to produce a satisfactory overture for his first and only opera, eventually producing four such pieces. This third version encompasses the emotional range of the piece as a whole, from the terse silence of a prison cell to a hard-won triumph over corruption and injustice.
New World Symphony
Most people would feel spread thin if they were running orchestras on both sides of the country. But most people aren't Michael Tilson Thomas. One of America's most famous conductors, composers, and tuxedo-wearers, Tilson Thomas has remained the artistic director of the New World Symphony since he founded it in 1987, even after becoming musical director of the San Francisco Symphony in 1995. This is because the Miami-based orchestra feeds a need for Tilson Thomas: that of remaining at the forefront of symphonic trends, in a laboratory where top musical graduates can explore performance and compositional opportunities. But new works from students and professionals aren't the only thing on the New World Symphony's docket—every year, ticket-holders can expect a thrilling lineup of the classical masters who built the genre.