* Due to the prevention measures adopted by the Malaga City Council to contain the spread of the coronavirus, the celebration of this concert is cancelled.
The tickets sold on the Internet and by telephone were refunded automatically. Tickets purchased at the box offices will be refunded once they open again and a new deadline is announced.
The Philharmonic’s season ticket holders will receive the amount directly in their accounts.


Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op.67, L.v. Beethoven 
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Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op.88, A. Dvorák

1.25 h (w/intermission)

Program notes Jose Antonio Canton

Little more can be said after two hundred years of existence of what is considered the Fifth Symphony par excellence. No other work has enjoyed greater and longer-lasting popularity as this universal creation by Beethoven. It is known all over the world, even if only for the tension of its beginning, which according to the composer represents the sounds of “how destiny knocks at the door.”  Four notes that establish an immediate identification of the complex human and artistic personality of this true genius musical. It is the result of an interior emotional passion caused by a nearly constant existential crisis in the musician's life.

In contrast with the two previous symphonies linked to Viennese classicism, Antonin Dvorak's Symphony No. 8, Opus 88 is more modern and experimental. It was written in G major, a very frequent tone of the folk songs on which it is inspired, between the 26th of August and the 8th of November 1889. Dedicated to the emperor Francis Joseph 1st of Austria, it was performed for the first time in Prague on the 2nd of February 1890 with the composer as the conductor, and was published two years later in London by the publisher Novello.

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