Belated Beethoven Birthday Celebration

MAY 1, 2021
Saturday at 8 PM

Leon Botstein conducts the first of two concerts dedicated to one of the greatest composers of all time, Ludwig van Beethoven, after the pandemic shut down many of the celebrations planned for the 250th anniversary of his birth. The program features his beloved 5th and 7th symphonies, as well as his Triple Concerto for violin, cello, and piano. The Bard Conservatory Orchestra will continue the festivities with more works by Beethoven in a concert streaming on May 8.

This concert is dedicated to the memory of Stuart Stritzler-Levine, professor emeritus of psychology and emeritus dean of Bard College, who passed away on May 1, 2020. Stritzler-Levine joined the Bard faculty in 1964 and devoted 56 years of continuous service to the College.


Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 5

Triple Concerto

Symphony No. 7


$25–50 suggested donation
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Program Detail

The concert will last approximately 2 hours.

Brief remarks by TŌN trombonist Ian Striedter

Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 5
33 min

Brief remarks by TŌN trumpet player Samuel Exline

Ludwig van Beethoven Triple Concerto
Adele Anthony violin
Peter Wiley cello
Shai Wosner piano
35 min

Brief remarks by TŌN flutist Leanna Ginsburg

Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 7
38 min

All timings are approximate. Program and artists subject to change.

Sample the Music

Beethoven Symphony No. 5

Beethoven Triple Concerto

Beethoven Symphony No. 7