Budapest Festival Orchestra

Feb 8

8:00 PM

Beethoven

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Richard Goode’s recording of Beethoven’s Piano Concertos with Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra was praised as “truly revolutionary” by The New Yorker. This all-Beethoven program includes his famous Fifth Symphony and his Second Piano Concerto, part of Symphony Center’s complete cycle of Beethoven’s Piano Concertos in 2016/17.

PROGRAM

Beethoven Symphony No. 1
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2
Beethoven Symphony No. 5

The acclaimed Budapest Festival Orchestra, with Iván Fischer on the podium, returns to Chicago for just its second-ever concert at Symphony Center. This time it will offer an all-Beethoven program spotlighting the composer’s Symphonies Nos. 1 and 5 and Piano Concerto No. 2 (with Richard Goode). “Even after many concerts,” Fischer said, “I am fascinated by Beethoven’s symphonies, I find new hidden treasures in them every time. When I spend a few weeks with Beethoven, his music makes a huge impact on me, I feel like becoming a different person. He was exceptional: a huge talent, wild, unpredictable, who wanted and managed to change the world — for the better.” Read more at CSO Sounds & Stories

Sponsors

This performance is generously sponsored by the Randy L. and Melvin R. Berlin Family Fund for the Canon.

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