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Sir John Eliot Gardiner + Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique

Thu 27 Feb 2020

The Harris Theater is proud to be one of only five venues worldwide presenting Sir John Eliot Gardiner's complete Beethoven symphony cycle on period instruments in 2020 — Beethoven's 250th anniversary year.


Gardiner’s approach to Beethoven takes us to the raison d’être of the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique (ORR), summoning the extraordinary era of music at the dawn of the Romantic period. The orchestra's interpretations of Beethoven have been described by The New York Times as “fresh...with gutsy, brash and rasping instrumental voices united in triumph."

The iconic conductor will lead performances of all nine symphonies, plus excerpts from The Creatures of Prometheus and Fidelio, over the course of five evenings, February 27–March 3, 2020. Learn more about the symphony cycle and Gardiner's pioneering approach to these works below. 

February 27, 2020 / 7:30PM  
Symphonies 8 + 9
Monteverdi Choir
Lucy Crowe, soprano 
Jess Dandy, contralto 
Michael Spyres, tenor
Tareq Nazmi, bass

February 28, 2020 / 7:30PM  
Symphony 1 + Ah, perfido! and selections from The Creatures of Prometheus, Leonore, and Fidelio
Soprano TBA

February 29, 2020 / 7:30PM  
Symphonies 2 + 3 "Eroica"

March 2, 2020 / 7:30PM   
Symphonies 4 + 5

March 3, 2020 / 7:30PM   
Symphonies 6 "Pastorale" + 7

Customize a Flex Pack subscription (40% savings and other benefits) to include three of the five concerts starting at $75; or pick all five to subscribe to the full cycle starting at $117 (including handling fees).

Sir John Eliot Gardiner + Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique

  • Mon-Fri Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

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