Beethoven’s Fifth

  • Classical Music
  • Linda Ronstadt Music Hall
$14 – $95 Buy Tickets

The titan of the classical music world returns! Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3, one of four versions for his only opera Fidelio, this one including the famous offstage trumpet signal, is followed by the ta-ta-ta-da opening of the fifth symphony. There’s no better sound than the TSO filling the Music Hall with the unparalleled might of the Fifth. Bartók’s elegant and strongly folk-music influenced Concerto for Orchestra is one of his most popular works and with good reason‍—the orchestra sections become the soloists, showing off their virtuosic abilities.

Plan Your Visit

  • Individual event tickets go on sale August 1, 2024.

  • This concert is available as part of a Classic Series or Create Your Own Subscription.

  • Friday’s concert is expected to last approximately 2 hours, including intermission.

  • Sunday’s concert is expected to last approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes, including intermission.

  • The Friday concert only will be presented in the Classics With a Twist format: there will be on-stage introductions to the music and your chance to ask questions of the artists in a post-concert Q&A.

  • The Sunday concert only will be preceded by Concert Comments, a pre-concert talk, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

  • Linda Ronstadt Music Hall has a clear bag policy. Read more about this venue

Music Notes

  • Beethoven’s Fifth has been adapted multiple times in popular culture, from Chuck Berry’s “Roll Over Beethoven” and a disco version in the movie Saturday Night Fever to the theme music for TV show Judge Judy.

  • Written in the U.S. as a commission for the Boston Symphony, Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra incorporates eastern European folk music from his native Hungary.