The most famous four notes in western music will ring out on April 13, when music director Larry Rachleff and the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra presents “Beethoven’s Fifth!!!” at The Vets, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Providence. The orchestra will perform an all-Beethoven concert featuring the Egmont Overture, Symphony No. 1 in C major, op.21 and the ever-popular Symphony No. 5 in C minor, op.67. Resident conductor Francisco Noya will present an informal talk about the program in the auditorium before the concert from 7-7:25. WPRO News Talk 630 is the media sponsor for the season. Tickets ($15-100) are available at www.riphil.org/tickets or the RIPO box office at 248-7000.
The season’s final AMICA Rush Hour concert features Beethoven’s Fifth in its entirety, and a side-by-side performance with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Friday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m.
“You’d better get your tickets now,” said Rachleff. “On April 13 we continue our four-year tradition of an all-Beethoven concert. This time we’ll play his first symphony, a masterpiece already, and the only symphony written while he was in complete contro l of his hearing. Then we’ll enjoy the most famous of all his symphonies, the fifth. This is your chance to hear Beethoven both at the inception of his genius and at the arrival of his great artistry. It’s a wonderful program for all classical music lovers.”