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
Nicholas Brownlee, bass
Joyner Horn, mezzo-soprano
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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