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Beethoven in the Belding
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"That's what this season is all about”


“Beethoven in the Belding. That's what this season is all about” said Music Director Edward Cumming, who celebrates his seventh season as Music Director of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra in 2008-2009. “This season fulfills my dream to utilize The Bushnell’s two magnificent performing spaces, an ideal venue in which to hear Beethoven's nine glorious symphonies. Whether it is Beethoven’s Second Symphony - where the music can sometimes feel like a caged animal, trying to emerge from the box Mozart and Haydn left to him - or the more epic Third and Fifth Symphonies - where Beethoven stands alone, demanding to be heard – the music will feel like you are right on top of the Orchestra in the Belding Theater. In Mortensen Hall, we will present the thundering Ninth Symphony, as well as the First Symphony and Verdi’s Requiem.”


The orchestra will spend the remainder of the series "diving into the middle," with Symphony No. 4 (Nov. 13-16); Symphony No. 2 (Jan. 8-11); Symphony No. 3 (Feb. 5); Symphony No. 8 (April 16-19); Symphony No. 7 (May 7-10); and Symphonies 6 and 5 (June 4-7).


This week: Beethoven: Symphony No. 4

Beethoven: Symphony No. 2

Thursday - Saturday, January 8-10, 2009 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, January 11, 2009 at 3:00 pm

Belding Theater
The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts


Gabrielli - Canzona
Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a Theme By Thomas Tallis
Haydn - Concerto in C Major for Cello
      Emily Taubl, cello
Beethoven Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36

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