Symphony 1 + Prometheus and Leonore Excerpts

The Complete Beethoven Symphonies

Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s approach to Beethoven takes us to the raison d’être of the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, summoning the extraordinary originality of music which was first thrust before an audience in the wake of the French Revolution and at the dawn of the Romantic era. The orchestra’s recording of the famous Fifth Symphony has been described (by Gramophone Magazine) as a “tour de force… played at white heat”, and the Seventh as “glorious” and “magnificent”; these concerts will give audiences the chance to experience the full cycle of symphonies alongside Beethoven’s only ballet, The Creatures of Prometheus.

John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
Lucy Crowe, soprano

Overture, Introduction, and Act I from The Creatures of Prometheus
"Ah! perfido"
Symphony 1
Leonore Overture 1   
"Ach, brich noch nicht, du mattes Herz!" - “Komm, Hoffnung, lass den letzten Stern” from Act II of Leonore
Finale to The Creatures of Prometheus

We have created a special expanded program book for all performances in the Beethoven Festival. Each ticket holder will receive one book for the entire festival. Please plan to bring your book back to the Theater with you if you are attending more than one performance. If you would like to read the program book prior to the performance, you may do so here.

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