Tickets to individual performances on sale July 26, 2022

BEETHOVEN’S FIFTH

March 24-26, 2023 | Music Hall

Tickets to individual performances on sale July 26, 2022

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Out of silence, Beethoven’s Fifth depicts an unrelenting struggle and ultimately, triumphant glory.

Program

ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK: Cello Concerto

RICHARD AYRES: No. 52 I. Saying Goodbye

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5

Artists

Anna Rakitina, conductor

Sterling Elliott, cello

Venue

Music Hall

Series

Series 1

What's Interesting

Russian conductor Anna Rakitina leads works by two composers who have lived with hearing loss—Beethoven, whose hearing struggle began a decade before the premiere of his Fifth Symphony, and British composer Richard Ayres, whose No. 52 explores, in the composer’s words, “one specific subject: Ludwig van Beethoven’s hearing loss and its effect on him.” Soloist Sterling Elliott, in his CSO debut, brings “impeccable technique and musicality” to Dvořák’s Cello Concerto.