Classics Series

Classics Series Concert 2: Liberty, Equality, Fraternity

Friday, November 09, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Copeland Hall at The Grand Opera House


BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3, "Eroica"

David Amado, conductor

University of Delaware Symphonic Choir

Paul Head, director

Classics Series Concert 2

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity



Pre-concert discussion begins at 6:30 p.m.

From David Amado:

Beethoven was swept up in the revolutionary zeitgeist—aligning himself particularly fervently with the values that defined the French Revolution.  We’ll play his third symphony, the Eroica, first dedicated to Napoleon, then, in a moment of moral clarity, rededicated to the heroic spirit of the revolution. The symphony—longer, more dramatic, more overtly emotive than previous symphonies, totally upended audience expectations, and redefined the genre.  Cherubini, also immersed in French Revolutionary values, wrote dozens of of works capturing the spirit of the time.  His Requiem is one of his finest, and a work Beethoven admired and praised as even greater than Mozart’s Requiem. The University of Delaware’s Schola Cantorum will return to the Grand for this performance.

Read about the University of Delaware Symphonic Choir and its Director, Dr. Paul D. Head: University of Delaware Symphonic Choir, Dr. Paul D. Head

Read the Program Notes about this concert: Classics Series Concert 2 Program Notes, Texts and Translations