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Orchestral Chamber Music Festival Partners Calendar Beethoven

The San Antonio Symphony and Music Director Sebastian Lang-Lessing present all nine Beethoven symphonies in the Majestic Theatre during the Festival. In addition to the Symphony concerts at the Majestic, KLRN, TPR and YOSA also will be offering symphonic events.

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Click here for 3-minute video excerpt of the finale of Beethoven Symphony No. 1.

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BEETHOVEN 1 & 3
January 13 & 14, 2012 | 8:00 p.m.
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
The Symphony’s portion of the Beethoven Festival kicks off with two revolutionary symphonies. Beloved today, they shocked and amazed at first hearing.

Beethoven Overture to Coriolan
Beethoven Symphony No. 1
Beethoven Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”

BEETHOVEN 2, 4 & 5
January 20 & 21, 2012 | 8:00 p.m.
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
Three short notes followed by one long one—the most famous theme in all of symphonic music. Beethoven’s Fifth is the ultimate expression of drama,power, triumph and fate.

Beethoven Symphony No. 2
Beethoven Symphony No. 4
Beethoven Symphony No. 5

BEETHOVEN 6 & 7
January 27 & 28, 2012 | 8:00 p.m.
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
Beethoven’s breakthrough ode to nature is coupled with his unparalleled exploration of rhythm.

Beethoven Symphony No. 6, “Pastorale”
Beethoven Symphony No. 7

BEETHOVEN 8 & 9
February 10 & 11, 2012 | 8:00 p.m.
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
Vocal soloists to be announced
San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers, Dr. John Silantien, director
When the Berlin Wall finally fell, Leonard Bernstein chose to play Beethoven’s Ode to Joy as the perfect expression of human freedom.

Beethoven Symphony No. 8
Beethoven Symphony No. 9, “Choral”

BEETHOVEN 9
Sunday, February 12, 2012 | 7:00 p.m.
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
Vocal soloists to be announced
San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers,
John Silantien, director
This encore performance of the 9th will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be performed without an intermission.
Beethoven Symphony No. 9, “Choral”

KLRN
December 16, 2011, 9 p.m. and January 5, 2012, 9 p.m.
Beethoven: Fantastic Finales on KLRN
San Antonio Symphony, Sebastian Lang-Lessing conducting
Celebrate Beethoven’s Birthday (December 16, 1770) with a KLRN TV show featuring the finales from four Beethoven symphonies: 1, 3, 5 and 7.

KLRN
Saturday, January 7 at 8 p.m. on KLRN
Discover Beethoven’s 5th

TEXAS PUBLIC RADIO
Thursday, January 12, 2012
7 p.m. at Beethoven Maennerchor (FREE for TPR members)
TPR Presents: Beethoven
Featuring Camerata San Antonio and other musical guests

Thursday, January 26, 2012
7:30 p.m. at Santikos Bijou (Rated R)
TPR Cinema: A Clockwork Orange

YOUTH ORCHESTRAS OF SAN ANTONIO
Sunday, January 22, 2012
4 p.m. at Trinity University’s Laurie Auditorium
YOSA Gold Series Concert
Beethoven and Orpheus: YOSA Philharmonic,
Troy Peters, Music Director and Abdiel Vázquez, piano
(Abdiel Vázquez presented in partnership with Instituto Cultural de Mexico)
Piano Concerto No. 4, Op. 58 and music by Liszt, Offenbach, and Márquez