Ludwig van Beethoven, composer of the Pastoral Symphony, was a great nature lover. In his day, the outskirts of Vienna were indeed pastoral. His friends reported that he delighted in long country walks, even during the occasional inevitable thunderstorm that struck during the summer months. He would return from these excursions so invigorated, that he was oblivious to the temporary discomfort and inconvenience of being thoroughly drenched.
Beethoven fans will enjoy Ludwig al fresco this Friday when the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra projects its livestream concert at Rice Park, outside the Ordway Concert Hall. It’s a perfect way to greet the great outdoors, with a free soundtrack from the orchestra’s season finale. And should the weather turn stormy (after all, the Pastoral Symphony does that, too), catch our live St. Paul Chamber Orchestra broadcast the next night on YourClassical MPR.
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