Iconic Beethoven

Beethoven's famous Fifth Symphony plus works that should be more famous

The Lesher Center for the Arts

1 hour and 50 minutes, with intermission

What’s Interesting About This Concert

  • Bay Area composer Gabriela Lena Frank sets to music a text describing artist Frida Kahlo returning as a ghost for one last visit with her beloved husband Diego Rivera during the Dia de los Muertos festival.
  • Mahler always wanted to compose an opera but was in such demand as a conductor that he never found the time. His songs are the closest he came to realizing his dream.
  • With its instantly recognizable opening, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony is one of the best-known and most popular pieces of classical music ever written.

The Program

BeethovenThe Creatures of Prometheus Overture

Frank La Centinela y la Paloma (The Keeper and the Dove)

Mahler Lieder (Songs)

BeethovenSymphony No. 5

Featured Artists

Music Director, Donato Cabrera

Rachel Calloway, mezzo-soprano