Philadelphia Orchestra: Beethoven 2020 | Eroica
Approximate running time: 2 hours
108 Avenue of the Pines
Saratoga Springs NY 12866
Only at SPAC can you journey through Beethoven’s life with the complete symphonic cycle in four consecutive evenings. Buy the Beethoven 2020 Pass now and save 15% off!
You will automatically receive 15% off after adding all 4 performances to your shopping cart; no coupon codes required (SPAC Members receive an additional 10% off!)
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 8pm
Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 8pm
Friday, August 14, 2020 at 8pm
Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 8pm
Tickets to our pre-performance talks are not yet available - we will email all ticket purchasers once reservations are open.
Gates open at 6pm for evening performances.
Beethoven was just beginning to go deaf when he wrote his Second Symphony and though he was losing his hearing, he was finding his voice. He could have composed a manifestation of despair, but instead gave the world one of his most ebullient and life-affirming works. The Third Symphony was groundbreaking, a turning point in the composer’s oeuvre and a watershed in musical history. A vast ode to heroism, revolution, and freedom, the “Eroica” is considered by many to be the greatest not just of Beethoven’s symphonies, but of all time.
For more information on our 2020 Philadelphia Orchestra season, click here.