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Beethoven 7 And Wagner
Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Presents

Beethoven 7 And Wagner (CANCELED)

Oct 23 & Oct 24

Schuster Center


This production has been canceled. If you have tickets, please click here and you will be taken to a form where you can tell the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance what you’d like to do with your tickets.

Works by Wagner, Adams, and Beethoven. Spotlight shines on the Beo String Quartet.

You may feel like dancing in the aisles when our Beethoven’s 250th celebration continues with his Seventh Symphony, which fairly whirls with rhythmic drive, vibrant energy, and over-the-top exuberance. Hearing it, Beethoven’s contemporaries asked: Was he drunk? Has he gone mad? Musicologist Ernest Newman wrote of “a divine intoxication of the spirit,” and Wagner called it simply “the apotheosis of the dance itself.” How fitting, then, that this concert starts with Wagner’s splendid Meistersinger prelude, full of pageantry and spectacle. The genre-pushing Beo String Quartet joins the DPO for John Adams’s absolutely thrilling Absolute Jest, riffing on themes borrowed from scherzo movements of Beethoven symphonies and string quartets.


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