Beethoven with Benway

Date(s) - Sep 17, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek

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Tickets are $40 for adults and $10 for youth 13-17; children 12 and under are free (but need a ticket). A senior group discount of $30 each is also available for groups of 10 or more. Call the Lesher Center Box Office (925-943-7469) or click the “Buy Now” button here to reserve your seats — we look forward to seeing you at the symphony!

Local star Randall Benway returns to perform Beethoven’s lyrical Fourth Piano Concerto. Pairing the concerto with Sibelius’s romantic and nostalgic First Symphony, this program matches the beauty of the fall season.

The piano solo that opens the concerto, the solitary clarinet and timpani passage that opens the symphony, and the hymn-like melody of “Finlandia” (later adopted for the hymn “Be Still My Soul”) characterize a program that brings innovation, compelling rhythms, and strikingly beautiful melodies to the stage.

Jean Sibelius – Finlandia
Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 4
Jean Sibelius – Symphony No. 1