Philadelphia Orchestra: Beethoven 2020 | The Fifth
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.
The indelible four-note opening of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony lays the foundation for a truly fateful symphonic journey. Written in 1804, and on the program when The Philadelphia Orchestra gave its first concert in 1900, it’s an epic tour de force that resonates in 2020. Following its rousing conclusion come the verdant valleys and sweet smells of the woods and the Austrian countryside, an exposition of Beethoven’s love of nature. Composed and premiered at the same time, the “Pastoral” offers a striking contrast to the assertive Fifth.
For more information on our 2020 Philadelphia Orchestra season, click here.