Beethoven at 250!
With Tiffany Blake Oliver, Soprano; and Noah Racey, Narrator
CSU begins its Beethoven’s 250th birthday celebration with the Sinfonia, CSU’s most intimate orchestra, conducted by Wes Kenney. The chamber ensemble performs the impishly frenetic Symphony No. 4, and the evening concludes with the incidental music from the play Egmont: the overture being one of the most played of Ludwig van Beethoven’s works for orchestra.
“What makes Beethoven so important to us as musicians? He is the instigator of romanticism in music. His fiery spirit lives in his compositions. His social ideals led him to create music that is timeless in its concepts. His genius is worthy of preservation and thus it lives on even after 250 years from his birth.” —Maestro Kenney