The Pasadena Symphony puts a bow on another stellar season with a Beethoven blockbuster. Winner of the prestigious Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition, Angelo Xiang Yu brings his "stupendous technique" (Art Fuse) to the composer's virtuosic Violin Concerto, while Maestro David Lockington and the orchestra tackle Beethoven's expansive and majestic Symphony No. 3. Inspired by Napoleon's victory over autocratic rule, this vivid, thrilling work was originally called "Buonaparte" -- until the conqueror crowned himself emperor. Beethoven was so disgusted by his hero's ambitious tyranny that he famously tore off the symphony's first page in a fit of rage and scratched out a new title: "Eroica." Experience the work named the greatest symphony of all time by BBC Music Magazine at the Ambassador Auditorium.
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The last date listed for Pasadena Symphony: Beethoven! Beethoven! was Saturday, May 5, 2018 / 8:00pm.
There’s a pre-concert discussion beginning one hour prior to each concert.