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Arts and Entertainment

Win Tix to the L.A. Chamber Orchestra: Beethoven Explained & the 5th Symphony

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Music Director Jeffrey Kahane and members of the L.A. Chamber Orchestra | Photo by Michael Miller


Music Director Jeffrey Kahane and members of the L.A. Chamber Orchestra | Photo by Michael Miller
Whether you listen to classical music or not, we all know this famous music quotation: Da da da DUM! And when you hear it played by an orchestra, you're listening to it in the key of C-Minor. Does that matter? Why not some other key? Those questions and many others will be answered in an upcoming Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's concert where music director Jeffrey Kahane and the orchestra will lead the audience on a "guided tour" of the inner workings of Beethoven's 5th Symphony before performing it in full during the second half of the program.

It's all happening on Saturday, November 7th at the Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena and we're giving away a pair of tickets (if you need them right away, you can purchase them here).

To enter, leave a comment on this post answering this question: “what was Beethoven thinking about when he wrote his famous Fifth Symphony?” The question is totally open ended, creativity encouraged. It can be as ridiculous and crazy or as scientific and researched as you want to answer.

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Full details on the contest are below.

  • Enter the contest by making a comment on this post. Comments must fit the criteria, stated below.
  • The criteria of the comment is that answer this question: “what was Beethoven thinking about when we wrote his famous Fifth Symphony?”
  • Only one entry per person allowed.
  • Comments will be accepted through Wednesday, November 4th, 11:59:59 p.m.
  • One qualifying comment will be chosen at random and the winner will be notified via the e-mail connected to their LAist.com login. The winner must confirm the receipt of the e-mail by 11:00:00 a.m., Thursday, November 5th, 2009 or the tickets will be released to another winner.
  • A pair of tickets will be held at will call

Good luck and enjoy the show!