The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra presents: Beethoven and Beyond

Mar 22, 2014

Saturday: 8 PM

Location: Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor

Beethoven himself was the soloist at the Vienna premiere of his Piano Concerto No. 2, nearly 220 years ago this week. A2SO soloist Adam Golka, back by audience demand for a second performance in Ann Arbor, brings the music’s sense of drama and playfulness to life. Strauss’ famous tone poem Also sprach Zarathustra fills every cubic inch of the Michigan Theater when the might Barton organ, installed when the theater was built in 1927, joins the symphony’s impressive ranks. The driving beat and melody of modern composer John Adams’ Short Ride in a Fast Machine, one of the most performed orchestral works composed in the last 30 years, will shift you to high gear – in less than four minutes.

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