March 20 - March 22, 2014
In these final concerts of the BSO's Beethoven mini-festival, Christoph von Dohnányi and Yefim Bronfman are joined by violinist Guy Braunstein in his BSO debut and acclaimed American cellist Alisa Weilerstein for the composer's Triple Concerto, an easygoing, classically balanced, middle-period work. Bronfman is also soloist in one of the greatest of all concertos, Beethoven's Emperor (1809), a sprawling, powerful, symphonically conceived work requiring sparkling virtuosity. The program begins with Beethoven's powerful Leonore Overture No. 3-the one most frequently heard in concert, composed originally for the 1806, revised version of Beethoven's only opera, Fidelio.