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Beethoven's Fifth opens the RPO’s 2022-23 season 8/14 @8pm

Gil Shaham in rehearsal with the RPO and Andreas Delfs
Gil Shaham in rehearsal with the RPO and Andreas Delfs

The RPO's 22-23 season kicks off with an exciting night of Beethoven.

BEETHOVEN Ruins of Athens Overture
BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto in D Major
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5 in C Minor

Violin superstar Gil Shaham returns to Rochester playing Beethoven’s only violin concerto, arguably his most lyrical work. Then, four famous notes signal the symphony which brought Music Director Andreas Delfs to Kodak Hall for the first time as a guest conductor with the RPO in 1994.

Described as “the world’s most famous symphony,” Beethoven’s heroic Fifth stands as a cornerstone of Western Music and is beloved by audiences far and wide.

Hear more in conversation with WXXI's Julia Figueras On Record.

Read an overview of the 2022-23 season from City's Daniel Kushner.

This concert repeats on August 14, 2023 on WXXI Classical.