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Christoph Eschenbach conducting Christoph Eschenbach conducting Christoph Eschenbach conducting

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Beethoven’s Fifth with Eschenbach

Feb 01, 2018
Feb 03, 2018

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Christoph Eschenbach - Conductor
Alisa Weilerstein - Cello

Weber - Overture to Der Freischütz
Schumann - Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129
Beethoven - Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

“There is no question that his whole heart is in what he's doing,” says the Washington Post of Christoph Eschenbach, and that heart will be on full display when our former music director returns to lead the Philadelphians. Cello virtuoso Alisa Weilerstein (“truly a phenomenon”—The Telegraph) brings her incredible musicality to bear on Schumann's Cello Concerto. Never performed during the composer's lifetime, this intensely personal work now lives in the pantheon of cello compositions. From its indelible four-note opening to the rousing finale, Beethoven's Fifth Symphony never fails to enthrall. Der Freischütz (The Freeshooter) was a triumph for Carl Maria von Weber; the Overture alone makes clear why the work inspired composers from Wagner to Berlioz.

Verizon Hall

Kimmel Center

300 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102