The Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates its 15th anniversary with Beethoven’s Complete Symphonies, and in the second of this five-concert series, TPO presents the Second and Third Symphonies. Beethoven’s Second Symphony was composed at a time when the composer was expressing despondency about his increasing deafness in the famous Heiligenstadt Testament. The ostensible cheerfulness of the work keeps collapsing into an expression of shimmering agitation. In a heroic ending to the concert, the orchestra performs Beethoven’s mighty Symphony No. 3, ‘Eroica’.
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, 'Eroica' Op. 55
Lim Yau, Conductor
The Philharmonic Orchestra