Happy 250th, Ludwig

Celebrating the Ludwig whose music ignites a fire of emotion, today as ever before

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy 250th, Ludwig

Celebrating the Ludwig whose music ignites a fire of emotion, today as ever before

 

 

Saturday, January 25, 2020 | 7:30 PM

Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza | Buy Tickets >>

 

Saturday, January 25, 2020 | 7:30 PM
Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza | Buy Tickets >>

Sunday, January 26, 2020 | 3:00 PM

Rancho Campana PAC, Camarillo | Buy Tickets >>

Sunday, January 26, 2020 | 3:00 PM
Rancho Campana PAC, Camarillo | Buy Tickets >>

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Concert Highlights

 

  • Even though Beethoven wrote the Triple Concerto and his Third Symphony practically at the same time, it’s almost impossible to find two works by the same composer more opposite in spirit, style, scope and impact.
  • By Beethoven’s time, concertos for multiple instruments were out of style, far more common in the bygone Baroque era, and the Triple Concerto was the only piece that he wrote for more than one soloist. Whereas the Eroica Symphony burns with drama and fury, the Triple Concerto is far less tense, overflowing with light lovely melodies and playful dialogue between the trio instruments.
  • Beethoven originally dedicated his Third Symphony to Napoleon Bonaparte, but when the conqueror declared himself Emperor of France, Beethoven tore up the symphony’s title page in a fit of rage. With this groundbreaking symphony, he divided audiences for years and made transitions between such varied styles and moods seem natural, even obvious. As a composer, Beethoven straddled the line between the elegant Classical style he mastered and the bold Romanticism he pioneered.

Program

 

Stefan Sanderling, conductor

Eroica Trio, guest artists

 

Beethoven Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello, Piano, and Orchestra
Beethoven Symphony No. 3 “Eroica”

 

ENTR’ACTE

Jennifer Higdon Pale Yellow

 

Fun and informative 30-minute pre-concert lecture one hour before each performance.

Preview the Music

Intermission: Something for Everybody

Our intermission gives everyone a chance to enjoy the evening their way. 

  1. Intermission Insights (10 minutes) – Our Music Director Michael Christie spends 10 minutes on stage with the guest artist in a fun and fascinating interview and audience Q&A.
  2. Break (10 minutes) – A great time to use the restroom, order a refreshment from the concessions in the lobby, and catch up with friends.
  3. Entr’acte (10 minutes) – The orchestra performs a short contemporary piece – incredible music you may never hear anywhere else.

Feel free to take your seat, poke your head in, or mingle in the lobby until the second half!

Plan Your Visit

There’s lots to do leading up to each concert to enhance your experience!