Beethoven Symphony No. 5

Berlioz, the most inventive orchestral composer of his age, poured all the thrill and romance of the Eternal City into his Roman Carnival Overture. Boisterous dance music and swooning love songs bring this raucous festival to life. Where Berlioz piece is boisterous, Prokofiev’s Fifth Piano Concerto is coy like a cat, wriggling out of every preconception and cliché as it charts an original path through the minefield of history. Finally, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony is a wholly different creature, one with forward drive and a unyielding fidelity. This marvel of symphonic craft submits its bold message with utter frankness, and yet there are always new subtleties waiting to be discovered. 

Masterworks Series

Dates and Tickets

  • 15 Nov (Thu) 2018 7:30PM
  • 17 Nov (Sat) 2018 8:00PM
  • 18 Nov (Sun) 2018 2:00PM

Pre-concert Talk

Pre-concert Talk presented one hour prior to each performance. Free with ticket purchase.

Ask the Artist

Ask the Artist to follow the Saturday night concert. Free with ticket purchase.

Running time

1 hour, 24 minutes

Doors open

1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance


S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall


Kirill Karabits


Kirill Karabits is Chief Conductor of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and General Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Deutsches National Theater Weimar and has worked with many of the leading ensembles of Europe, Asia and North America

Boris Giltburg


Born in 1984 in Moscow, Boris Giltburg studied music with his mother and then with Arie Vardi. He went on to win numerous awards, most recently the second (and audience) prize at the Rubinstein in 2011, and in 2013 he won first prize at the Queen Elisabeth Competition, catapulting his career to a new level.

Seattle Symphony

The Seattle Symphony is one of America’s leading symphony orchestras and is internationally acclaimed for its innovative programming and extensive recording history.





Hector Berlioz

Roman Carnival Overture

Sergey Prokofiev

Piano Concerto No. 5

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 5