Beethoven's Seventh DSO

Mar 23, 2018

8:00 PM

Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201

Beethoven regarded his Seventh Symphony as one of his best works. Premiered as part of a patriotic program honoring soldiers wounded in battle against Napoleon’s forces, its first audience, still reeling from previous French occupation, enthusiastically welcomed its rhythmic energy and spontaneity. They also instantly demanded an encore of the second movement, a march-like procession among his most recognizable works, and widely found in film and television today.

ConcerTalk 3/23 at 7 PM & 3/24 at 7 PM: Get the most out of each Classical concert with informal presentations in Orchestra Hall one hour before the performance begins. Enjoy special guests, lectures, or performances that illuminate the program and provide a behind-the-scenes look at the art of making music! In this iteration, Steven Whiting, University of Michigan Professor of Musicology, will speak about the program.