Feel the incredible power of Beethoven’s mighty Eroica, one of the greatest symphonies ever written.
Award-winning conductor Jessica Cottis returns to Canberra to lead the Canberra Symphony Orchestra in the work that ushered in Beethoven’s ‘heroic’ middle period.
A turning point in the history of music, Beethoven’s Third Symphony unties Classical form with Romantic emotion, and was famously dedicated to Napoleon — until he declared himself Emperor and Beethoven furiously struck out the dedication. The symphony nonetheless stands as a tribute to humankind’s capacity for greatness.
Alongside this landmark work, the CSO premieres a new version of The Lake by Ella Macens — one of Australian music’s fastest rising stars — before renowned clarinettist, teacher and local legend Alan Vivian takes the stage as soloist in Carl Maria von Weber’s beloved Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in E flat major. The latter was written for Heinrich Joseph Bärmann, one of the Romantic period’s greatest virtuosos.
Jessica Cottis – Conductor
Alan Vivian – Clarinet
Canberra Symphony Orchestra
MACENS The Lake World premiere – new version
WEBER Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in E flat major, op. 74
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3 in E flat major op. 55 Eroica
Pre-concert talk at 6.45pm