June 12, 2021
215 St Pauls Blvd
Norfolk, VA 23510
Virginia Arts Festival presents "Beethoven's Emperor Concerto and Symphony No. 5"
Saturday, June 12, 2021
Experience two lavishly beautiful, powerful works by an immortal composer, in celebration of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth! Beethoven's famous Fifth Symphony opens with the iconic four-note, utterly dramatic theme...and from there, you are transported, on a musical journey that will leave you breathless. Beethoven's Emperor Piano Concerto is a bravura spectacular, with grand flourishes for the piano and orchestra--the perfect showcase for Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Olga Kern, heralded around the world for her "electricity at the keyboard" (The Washington Post). And leading the musical fireworks will be Jo Ann Falletta, Virginia Symphony Orchestra's beloved Music Director, in her farewell concert.