As its name implies, Germany’s Beethoven Orchestra Bonn specializes in the music of Ludwig van Beethoven. Led by music director and conductor Stefan Blunier and featuring guest pianist Louis Lortie, the orchestra brings an all-Beethoven program, featuring the Symphony No. 5 in C minor, to Penn State’s Eisenhower Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12.
Canadian Lortie, who studied with Beethoven specialist Dieter Weber and American virtuoso Leon Fleisher, is celebrated for his interpretations of Beethoven compositions. He joins the ensemble to perform the Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major.
Tickets for the Center for the Performing Arts presentation are $57 for an adult, $24 for a University Park student and $39 for a person 18 and younger. Buy tickets online at www.cpa.psu.edu or by phone at 814-863-0255. Outside the local calling area, dial 1-800-ARTS-TIX. Tickets are also available at four State College locations: Eisenhower Auditorium (weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), Penn State Downtown Theatre Center (weekdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.), HUB-Robeson Center Information Desk (weekdays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and Bryce Jordan Center (weekdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.). A grant from the University Park Allocation Committee makes Penn State student prices possible.
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