Colorado Symphony Summer Seasonings presented by PCL concerts open with Best of Beethoven; enjoy alfresco dining before the concert
The Colorado Symphony's Summer Seasonings at Boettcher Concert Hall presented by PCL concerts open with the return of Best of Beethoven at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 8. Summer Seasonings presented by PCL, a trio of concerts showcasing both popular music and composers, also offers the opportunity to dine alfresco on the Galleria before heading indoors to enjoy the concert. Best of Beethoven is an encore performance of one of the Colorado Symphony's most popular Inside the Score concerts of the 2010/11 season.
Led by resident conductor Scott O'Neil, Best of Beethoven presents an emblematic banquet of Beethoven's greatest works – each introduced by O'Neil in a welcoming and relaxed setting. Delve into Beethoven's world and learn about his "Titan-esque" struggles with the limitations of aristocratic society, the impact of failed love affairs and progressive hearing loss. Enjoy a selection of the greatest delicacies of Beethoven's body of work – his oeuvre – including the powerful Overture to his only ballet, The Creatures of Prometheus. Highlights of the concert include excerpts from his Ninth Symphony, "Moonlight Sonata," Third Symphony ("Eroica") and more, all peppered with discussion from the stage about the inspiration and impact of these masterworks.