Stamford Symphony’s ‘Beethoven250’ Season Continues Celebration of Beethoven’s 250th Birthday Year

Ludwig van Beethoven portrait

Ludwig van Beethoven, a portrait by Joseph Karl Stieler, 1820

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On May 3, 2020, New York-pianist David Kaplan will play a program of three Beethoven Piano Sonatas at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Stamford. One of the sonatas played will be chosen by the audience.

— an announcement from Stamford Symphony

The Stamford Symphony has announced a year-long celebration to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the birth of the iconic composer Ludwig van Beethoven, born in December 1770.

“We are delighted to present this survey of Beethoven’s works that demonstrate his longevity and genius,” said Stamford Symphony President & CEO, Russell Jones. “Beethoven’s works are perfect vehicles to highlight the extraordinary musicians of our Orchestra. We are also delighted to give our chamber performances in partnership with […] St. John’s Episcopal Church.”

The season comprises three orchestral concerts at the Palace Theatre including Symphonies No. 5, 6, and 7 and the Violin Concerto played by Pamela Frank.

Music Director Designate, Michael Stern will conduct the all-Beethoven program on Feb. 22 & 23, 2020 and conclude the celebration in November of 2020 when he will be music director.

Learn More About Beethoven Here

Here are three videos from a lecture series by Gil Harrel on Beethoven last year at Darien Library:



2019-2020 Season

Happy Birthday, Beethoven BEETHOVEN250
Feb. 22 & 23, 2020

Michael SternMusic Director Designate
Pamela Frankviolin

Beethoven Overture to Coriolan
Beethoven Violin Concerto
Beethoven Symphony No. 7

Romantic Marimba
March 21 & 22, 2020

Jonathan Bloxhamguest conductor
Ji Su Jungmarimba
Amy Bergerharp

Hannah Lash Chaconnes — Stamford Symphony Premiere
Emmanuel Séjourné Concerto for Marimba and String Orchestra*
Debussy Danse sacrée et danse profane, for harp and strings*
Dvorak Serenade for Strings*

Fateful Beethoven BEETHOVEN250
April 18 & 19, 2020
Lina Gonzalez-Granados
guest conductor

Milhaud Le Boeuf sur le toit (The Ox on the Roof)
Ginastera Variaciones concertantes
Beethoven Symphony No. 5

If You’re Going …

  • Tickets start at $25. Kids under 18 FREE on Sunday with accompanying adult
  • Concert tickets include free admission to the Behind the Baton lectures by each program’s conductor one hour prior to every subscription concert.
  • Just For Kids: FREE Interactive MusiKids program on Sundays at 2pm. Recommended for kids ages 5-12.
  • Single tickets are available by calling 203.325.4466, online at, or in person at the Palace Theatre box office.

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