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Lilly Classical Series - BTHVN2020 - Beethoven's Third Symphony & Triple Concerto

45 Monument Circle, Home of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Venue Phone: 317-262-1100
Event Phone: 317-639-4300



January 17, 2020 to January 18, 2020

Krzysztof Urbański, Conductor
Benjamin Schmid, Violin
Austin Huntington, ISO Principal Cello
Dejan Lazić, Piano

The ISO honors the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth by holding a celebration that will span a whole year, conducted only by Music Director Krzysztof Urbański. Beethoven forever changed the landscape of classical music, and to recognize that legacy, the ISO commissioned nine composers to write new pieces to be paired with each of the nine Beethoven symphonies. The celebration begins in January with three weekends dedicated to the first give Beethoven symphonies and other well-known works. The 2019–20 season comes to a close with all five Piano Concertos and Missa Solemnis, before the remaining four symphonies are performed in the fall of 2020.

The earth-shaking openings of Beethoven's Third Symphony mark the beginning of the second half of his career and a shift in the history of music itself. The technically challenging piece forced his contemporaries to rethink their definition of a symphony. Principal Cello Austin Huntington along with Dejan Lazić and violinist Benjamin Schmid tackle Beethoven's Triple Concerto.

Beethoven | Triple Concerto & Symphony No. 3
Commission by Dejan Lazić

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