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Delaware Symphony Orchestra performs Beethoven”s Fifth Symphony


Pianists and identical twins Christina and Michelle Naughton join the Delaware Symphony Orchestra for the fourth installment of the DSO Classical Series, which features a pre-concert lecture at 7pm.

Born and raised in Madison, Wis., the sisters began studying piano at 4, and debuted in 2008-2009 at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. They have also made appearances with the likes of the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, and the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. Christina and Michelle perform Mozart’s Concerto for 2 Pianos, written by W. A. Mozart as a piece to perform with his sister, Maria Anna.

Also featured on this concert is Maurice Ravel’s famed Ma Mére l”Oye (Mother Goose). The piece consists of five children’s stories set to music. Ravel originally intended for this piece to be a duet for two pianos; however, he arranged the music in 1911 as a ballet suite for full orchestra.

After the intermission, the DSO presents Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. The Fifth Symphony was premiered in Vienna in December of 1808, and served as an inspiration to such composers as Tchaikovsky and Berlioz. It is considered to be among Beethoven’s most prolific symphonies, held in high esteem with his Third and Ninth symphonies.

Tickets ($27-$57 adults; $11 students) to this concert can be purchased by calling the Grand Opera House Box Office at 302.652.5577 or 800.374.7263, or online at www.TicketsAtTheGrand.org. For additional information, visit the Delaware Symphony Orchestra online at www.delawaresymphony.org, or contact the Orchestra’s administrative offices at 302.656.7442.