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BLOMSTEDT: BEETHOVEN 5

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Conductors
& Performers

Herbert Blomstedt

Conductor

San Francisco Symphony

program

Symphony No. 4
Carl Nielsen
Symphony No. 5
Ludwig van Beethoven

performances

Davies Symphony Hall

Thu, Feb 3, 2022 at 7:30PM

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Davies Symphony Hall

Fri, Feb 4, 2022 at 7:30PM

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Davies Symphony Hall

Sun, Feb 6, 2022 at 2:00PM

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Event Description

Conductor Laureate Herbert Blomstedt leads this program featuring Nielsen’s Fourth Symphony, a work that depicts the tenacity of life even in the most difficult of circumstances. Written during the First World War, Nielsen’s Fourth is an ode to overcoming destruction and a celebration of the human spirit. The program concludes with fate knocking on our door: Hear the most famous opening notes in all of classical music when the Orchestra performs Beethoven’s exhilarating and monumental Fifth Symphony.