About This Event
Continuing their celebration of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth, Andris Nelsons and the BSO perform the first piece ever played by the orchestra at its first concert in October 1881: Beethoven's Consecration of the House Overture. Published when he was thirty, Beethoven's fresh and dramatic First Symphony established his place as the successor to his Viennese predecessors Haydn and Mozart. Although written in 1802 when Beethoven was first coming to grips with his devastating hearing loss, the Symphony No. 2 is surprisingly lighthearted and buoyant.