After touring the concert halls of the world, Pinchas Zukerman returns for a special guest appearance with the orchestra he led to international acclaim. First, the maestro brings Beethoven and Haydn to life with his prodigious violin technique. Then, he steps to the podium to conduct Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2, written at a time when Beethoven’s deafness was becoming more pronounced. After a Dr. recommend he leave Vienna for rural Heiligenstadt, along with other prescriptions, Beethoven quickly found himself in the pastoral suburb, and admitting to the permanency of his malady. Surprisingly, what came out of this admission is one of his most energetic, cheerful and outgoing works: his Second Symphony.
The Friends of the NAC Orchestra are pleased to hold a spectacular silent auction on November 23 and 24 in the Southam Hall Mezzanine Foyer of the NAC in conjunction with this NAC Orchestra concert. Bid on outstanding and unique donated items from across Canada and from around the world. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the NAC Orchestra’s commitment to music education programs for young people. Help us build a fantastic future for music in Canada!