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The CSO presents Beethoven, Glass and Debussy, Apr 13th @ 8pm

Beethoven composed Die Ruinen von Athen in 1811 to accompany the play of the same name. The action depicted is allegorical, perhaps to a logical extreme: the goddess Athene visits Athens to find it in ruins, but is led by her herald Hermes to Pest, where she enters the theatre and joins Holy Roman Emperor Francis II in consecrating the new building.

4/6 Adams: The Chairman Dances Stravinsky: Violin Concerto Dvořák: Symphony No. 8 Brahms: Concerto for Violin and Cello (Leila Josefowicz, v; Isaac Stern, v; Yo-Yo Ma, c; Edo de Waart and Claudio Abbado, cond)


4/13 Beethoven: Overture to The Ruins of Athens, Piano Concerto No. 4 Glass: Symphony No. 11 Debussy: Ibéria from Images for Orchestra (Mitsuko Uchida, p; Ricardo Muti and Fritz Reiner, cond)

4/20 Coleridge-Taylor: Ballade Barber: Knoxville: Summer of 1915 Dvořák: Symphony No. 6 Schoenberg: Five Pieces for Orchestra Mozart: Symphony No. 34 (Joélle Harvey, s; Jakub Hrůša and Rafael Kubelík, cond)

4/27 Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 Wagner: Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde (Christian Thielemann and Daniel Barenboim, cond)