Beethoven’s Eroica + Joel Thompson’s World Premiere

Door Time: 6:45 PM

Conductor: 
Peter Oundjian 

Guest Artists: 
Dr. Eddie Glaude, narrator
Joel Thompson, composer

In a world premiere commissioned by the Festival, composer Joel Thompson shines a light on American writer and activist James Baldwin, weaving selections of Baldwin’s own words into a musical profile on one of the most powerful Black voices of his generation. Later: Beethoven broke so many musical boundaries with his inventive Third Symphony — best known as Eroica (“Heroic”) — that many consider this symphony to have ushered in a new chapter in music altogether.  

This performance will be delivered both in person and virtually. Each in-person ticket purchase also grants access to the virtual performance. If you would prefer to attend the virtual concert only, see the full list of virtual concerts or purchase a Virtual Concerts package here.  

Program:
Joel Thompson, World premiere commission (2021)

Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55, “Eroica”

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