Beethoven's Fifth

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Southwest Portland
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Oct. 26–28, 2019
Days vary, Times vary
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205

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More than 200 years after its completion, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony remains the most revered masterpiece in the repertoire – from the unsurpassed drama of its four opening notes to the still-shocking power of its finale. Artist-in-Residence Johannes Moser brings his astonishing virtuosity to Lutosławski’s Cello Concerto, once described as “the story of a twentieth-century Don Quixote.

From Oregon Arts Watch:

"Beethoven’s “Fateful Fifth” (“Symphony No. 5,” that is) highlights a program that also includes, Californian composer Gabriela Lena Frank’s “Walkabout: Concerto for Orchestra,” and Polish modernist Witold Lutosławski’s “Cello Concerto,” featuring OSO artist-in-residence Johannes Moser, who last year gave a soulful, thrilling, sensitively aggressive performance of Shostakovich’s “Cello Concerto in Eb.”