Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor | Rossini: The Barber of Seville - Overture | Bizet/Guiraud: Carmen Suite No. 2
Conductor: Elgee Leung
Marlborough Civic Orchestra presents Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 in the upcoming concert, titled "Liberté". The opening motif of the symphony, commonly known as the fate motif, is perhaps the most widely played and well-known classical music motif of all time. Composed between 1804 and 1808, the Fifth Symphony continued to show Beethoven's enthusiasm in French Enlightenment and Revolution, which, in this concert, will be echoed by two Romantic-Period operatic works, Rossini's Overture to Barber of Seville and Bizet's Carmen Suite No.2 (arranged posthumously by his friend Ernest Guiraud), both of which were set in early 19th century Seville in the wake of Napoleonic Wars.
Venue: McLauchlan Family Auditorium, ASB Theatre Marlborough