Joseph Young Conducts Beethoven's Symphony No. 4

Resident Conductor Joseph Young leads The Phoenix Symphony in Beethoven’s beautiful, fiery and harmoniously rich Symphony No. 4. Composed while Beethoven worked on his famous 5th Symphony, this increasingly popular and sometimes playful work frequently recalls influences of Beethoven’s former teacher, Joseph Haydn and includes “one of the most imaginative passages anywhere in Beethoven.” Also be there for the return performance of Laura Wilde, described as having “a ravishingly beautiful mezzo sound.” Wilde conjures the sights and sounds of the east in Ravel’s Shéhérazade, a three-part song cycle based on poems inspired by the French translation of the Arabian Nights stories.