Tchaikovsky & Beethoven

September 26, 2020 | 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM
September 27, 2020 | 2:00 PM

Lockwood Center for the Performing Arts

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Serenade
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 7

The BSOC’s 70th Anniversary opens at the newly finished Lockwood Center for the Performing Arts with Tchaikovsky’s sweet Serenade and Beethoven’s beautiful Symphony No.7.

Tchaikovsky’s Serenade

Tchaikovsky’s Serenade first premiered on October 30, 1881, in St. Petersburg. Conducted by Eduard Nápravník.

Tchaikovsky’s Serenade brings love and joy to the listener with its extravagant display of strings.  Inspired by Mozart’s The Magic Flute, and having just completed the boisterous 1812 Overture, Tchaikovsky was ready to compose a more serene piece. When talking to friend and patron, Nadezhda von Meck, he stated, “It is a heartfelt piece and so it is not lacking in real qualities.”

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 first premiered on December 8, 1813, in Vienna. Conducted by Beethoven. 

The BSOC celebrates Beethoven’s 250th birthday with one of the most beloved melodies in classical music, Symphony No 7.  Beethoven himself stated, ” (it) is one of my most excellent works.”

The raw power and drama of the second movement Allegretto have landed this classical masterpiece in some of Hollywood’s blockbuster films like The King’s Speech, Mr. Holland’s Opus, and X–Men.

*Programming subject to change