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Beethoven & Brahms, MAY 16-18

Friday, May 16, 2025 7:30PM Sunday, May 18, 2025 1:00PM
Beethoven & Brahms with the Colorado Symphony
Beethoven & Brahms with Christopher Dragon


Celebrate rarely performed gems by two titanic icons: Ludwig van Beethoven and Johannes Brahms. Your Colorado Symphony’s own Concertmaster Yumi Hwang-Williams and Principal Cello Seoyoen Min grace the stage with the mesmerizing interplay of the Brahms Concerto for Violin and Cello. Brahms, who spent much of his life coping with societal expectations of being the next Beethoven, capped an illustrious career with this never-before-seen double concerto pairing which often features violin and cello in dovetailing running scale lines, creating the effect of a single string instrument with a five-octave range.

Beethoven’s Second Symphony offers a glance to the past while looking ahead to the groundbreaking compositions to come that would usher in a new era of music. Set within the framework of Haydn’s classical orchestra, audiences will hear Beethoven’s new path taking shape, with subtle previews of the earth-shattering “Eroica” Symphony.

Featured Artists

Christopher Dragon, conductor
Yumi Hwang-Williams, concertmaster
Seoyoen Min, principal cello

Conductor Christopher Dragon Concertmaster Yumi Hwang-Williams Principal Cello Seoyoen Min


PRICE  Dances in the Canebrakes
BRAHMS Concerto for Violin & Cello
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36

Prelude & Talkback

Join your Colorado Symphony for Preludes & Talkbacks — events to enhance your experience during Classics performances!

Prelude: 6:30 PM (FRI & SAT) & 12:00 PM (SUN) with Assistant Principal Viola Catherine Beeson

Talkback: SUN, May 18th, with Resident Conductor Christopher Dragon, Concertmaster Yumi Hwang-Williams, and Principal Cello Seoyoen Min

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Friday, May 16, 2025 7:30PM


Boettcher Concert Hall


Beethoven & Brahms with Christopher Dragon


Prices for this performance range from $15 - $110 (plus fees & taxes) and may increase as the concert date approaches. Learn about pricing.

Accessible seating is located in Orchestra 2, Dress Circle 1, and Mezzanine 7.

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