February 29 - March 1, 2020 | Music Hall

Louis Langrée leads the CSO in a recreation of Beethoven’s legendary 1808 Akademie concert, a once-in-a-lifetime Beethoven experience.


SAT FEB 29, 2020
Part I: 4-6:30 pm
Dinner Pause: 6:30-8:30 pm
Part II: 8:30-10 pm


SUN MAR 1, 2020
Part I: 2:30-5 pm
Dinner Pause: 5-7 pm
Part II: 7-8:30 pm


-Symphony No. 6, Pastoral
-Ah, Perfido!, Scene and Aria
-Gloria from Mass in C
-Piano Concerto No. 4
-Symphony No. 5
-Sanctus from Mass in C
-Improvised Fantasia
-Choral Fantasy


Louis Langrée, conductor
Inon Barnatan, piano
Dorothea Röschmann, soprano
Janai Brugger, soprano
Thomas Cooley, tenor
May Festival Chorus, Robert Porco, director
Additional Artists To Be Announced


Music Hall

Ticket Prices


Concert Duration

6 hours including a 2 hour dinner pause


This concert is part of Series 3

What's Interesting

  • This was the most important performance in Beethoven’s lifetime, the concert which featured the premieres of his Symphonies 5 and 6.
  • Beethoven himself played the premieres of his Fourth Piano Concerto and Choral Fantasy. Nearly deaf at the time, the Akademie would be his last public performance as a concert pianist.
  • Beethoven sought to prove himself as the greatest composer of symphonies, sacred and dramatic music and the greatest pianist in Europe.
  • For this ultimate Beethoven experience, opt to join us for dinner in the Music Hall Ballroom, which will be transformed into a Viennese Biergarten.

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