From December 11th to 18th, the Beethoven Orgy celebrates Ludwig van Beethoven's 250th birthday. Tune in for warhorse symphonies and obscure musical jokes, historic performances, an interview with Alex Ross, and the Metropolitan Opera's broadcast of Fidelio.
It’s Saturday evening and the BSO is alive. The audience that has come to this evening’s performance of the Beethoven Violin Concerto, given to us by Augustin Hadelich, is the sort that represents the symphony’s continued prominence in the Boston cultural sphere: one sees the young, the old, out in their best, or just out of class from the Conservatory. As with any big soloist, Augustin has brought a crowd with him.