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The Most Famous Symphony Ever Written

  • First Congregational Church 2345 Channing Way Berkeley, CA, 94704 United States (map)

Join Music Director Ben Simon and the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra for a guided tour of classical music’s greatest hit, Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.  This revolutionary work has thrilled audiences since its premiere in 1808.  Find out why and deepen your understanding and appreciation of this masterpiece with a musical show and tell, followed by a full performance.

Still not convinced? Check out Classical MPR’s article on Beethoven breaking into the disco scene.


Emilie Mayer Faust Overture

Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67


Friday, October 25, 2019:  7:30pm Herbst Theater, SF

Saturday, October 26, 2019: 7:30pm First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto

Sunday, October 27, 2019: 3:00pm First Congregational Church, Berkeley

Earlier Event: October 26
The Most Famous Symphony Ever Written
Later Event: November 11
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