Tito Muñoz and the Phoenix Symphony bring Beethoven to Arizona with a performance of one of the greatest symphonies ever written and the composer's own favorite: Beethoven's 7th Symphony. One of the most powerful and rhythmically vibrant works in the symphonic literature, the symphony was greeted at its premiere with "applause that rose to the point of ecstasy." The second movement has been featured in numerous film scores -- including the Academy Award-winning The King's Speech -- because of it's stirring, inspirational sound. As part of his mission to introduce Symphony audiences to new young composers, introduce patrons of The Phoenix Symphony to new young composers, Maestro Muñoz opens the program with Andrew Norman's new kinetic work, Unstuck, which musically documents the process of overcoming writers block. The program also highlights Poulenc's lighthearted but spiritual Gloria.
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