Beethoven 250 + Art

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  • Date
    Saturday, April 18, 2020
  • Time
    7:30 p.m.
  • Address
    Gershwin Performing Arts Center
    Murrieta Mesa High School
    24801 Monroe Ave
    Murrieta, CA 92562
  • Tel.
    800.595.4TIX (4849)
  • Tickets


2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. The California Chamber Orchestra joins the celebration with a performance of his Symphony No. 4, of which it’s been said, “If any of Beethoven’s contemporaries had written this symphony, it would be considered that composer’s masterwork.”

Emmy Award-winning composer Steve Heitzeg is recognized for his music written in celebration of the natural world. His Flower of the Earth is an homage to artist Georgia O’Keefe and each movement recalls one of her iconic flower paintings.

To round out the program, the orchestra will perform George Frideric Handel’s Concerto Grosso, Op. 6,  No. 7.

Working with local art teachers, this concert will also feature artwork by students from the Murrieta/Temecula area.

Beethoven       Symphony No. 4 in B Flat Major, Op. 60 (34 minutes)

Handel             Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 7, HWV 325 (14 minutes)

Heitzeg            Flower of the Earth (Homage to Georgia O’Keeffe) (15 minutes)
                       Featuring artwork by local students