Beethoven's Eroica Symphony
ESO Classics

Beethoven's Eroica Symphony

Conducted by Julian Kuerti
Saturday, April 26, 2025 7:30 PM

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About The Concert

Beethoven’s groundbreaking Third Symphony, nicknamed “Eroica” for its heroic qualities, was originally dedicated to Napoleon, but his name was later removed in a fury of rage. In his ESO debut, Canadian pianist Sheng Cai will perform Khachaturian’s mesmerizing Piano Concerto. A beloved Chorale by Bach and a Passacaglia based on its theme by Canadian composer Oskar Morawetz round out the program.

Program to Include

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3 "Eroica"
JS BACH Chorale Prelude: Herzlich tut mich
MORAWETZ Passacaglia on a Bach Chorale

Program subject to change.

This concert will include an intermission.

Featured Artists

Julian Kuerti, Conductor
Sheng Cai, Piano
ESO Debut

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Land Acknowledgement

The Winspear Centre and Edmonton Symphony Orchestra would like to acknowledge that we are on Treaty 6 Territory, a traditional meeting ground, gathering place, and traveling route for many Indigenous Peoples. We honour and recognize the rich artistic, cultural, and musical traditions of the Cree, Nakota Sioux, Metis, Dene, Saulteaux, and the many more Indigenous communities that call this land we share, home.