Princeton Symphony Orchestra - Princeton Symphony Soundtracks: The Beethoven Difference
Location: Community Room, Princeton Public Library
Get a behind-the-scenes look into the workings of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra as a prelude to its Jan. 23 performance at Richardson Auditorium with a lecture by Beethoven scholar Scott Burnham. The focus will be Beethoven's Eroica symphony, a highlight of the upcoming program. Burnham, pictured at left, is the Scheide Professor of Music History at Princeton University. This is an illustrated lecture exploring the musical values of Beethoven's "heroic" style, explaining the huge impact the composer had on the rest of Western musical history. Burnham will guide the audience to listen for the ways in which Beethoven quickly absorbed the ethos of the Viennese classical style of Haydn and Mozart and inflected that style into his own, iconic voice.
Date/Time: 01/12/11 at 7:30 pm - 01/12/11 at 9:00 pm
Category: Non-Department Events