Beethoven’s Eighth (with guest conductor, Donald Runnicles Chief Conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra)


Friday, October 16, 2015 - 8:00pm - Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 11:00pm
Verizon Hall, One South Broad Street, 14th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107
United States

A beloved Orchestra collaborator, Donald Runnicles (Chief Conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra) returns for a two-week visit.

A work of devastating emotion, Elgar's Cello Concerto, composed amidst the ruins of the Great War, received its U.S. premiere with the Philadelphians and Leopold Stokowski.

For these performances we welcome back the exhilarating cellist Johannes Moser, whose smashing subscription debut in 2014 left audiences clamoring for more. Beethoven's irrepressible Symphony No. 8 opens our program. It's injected with humor, refusing to hint at the personal and physical ills that plagued him at the time.

Beethoven had a great influence on Brahms, as did Haydn. Brahms's Variations on a Theme of Haydn provides a starring role for the matchless Philadelphia winds.

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