The Cape Symphony is presenting a discussion of Beethoven’s life and guided listening of the Fifth Symphony to mark the anniversary of Beethoven’s death and his indelible mark on global music culture. The free Zoom lecture is scheduled for Friday, March 26, from 1 to 2:30 PM.

“Beethoven is a cultural hero,” said Amber Broderick, Cape Symphony teaching artist and Falmouth campus manager/registrar. “Beethoven’s tragic hearing loss, combined with his superlative musical genius, has made him a compelling figure throughout the past 250 years since his birth, and his compositions catalyzed the shift from music as mere entertainment to music as art.”

Ms. Broderick’s lecture will explore Beethoven’s life as well as his landmark work, the Fifth Symphony, and its recurring motif, perhaps the most recognizable musical figure of all time.

Amber Broderick is a music historian, educator, and flutist with 15 years of performing and teaching experience. The lecture does not require any prior music knowledge and is open to the first 100 registrations. Reserve a spot by visiting the symphony’s website or by calling 508-540-0611 or 508-362-2772. Registrants will receive the Zoom link via email.

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