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Beethoven’s Fifth


Beethoven’s Fifth

Oct 28
8 PM
Oct 29
3 PM
Century II Concert Hall

featuring Gabriela Martinez, piano

MUSSORGSKY Night on Bald Mountain
PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 2
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5

Is there any more to say than Beethoven’s Fifth? You haven’t truly heard this popular Symphony until you’ve heard it live - don’t miss it!

Symphony pro tip: You’ve heard this Symphony even if you don’t recognize the title. Sing it with us now: bum bum bum BAAAAAAAAAHM…. Bum bum bum BAAAAAAAAAHM.... Ok, if it still isn't ringing a bell, you can listen to a video clip below:

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Gabriela Martinez

About Gabriela Martinez, piano

Versatile, daring and insightful, young Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Martinez is establishing a reputation on both the national and international stages for the lyricism of her playing, her compelling interpretations, and her elegant stage presence. First Prize winner of the Anton G. Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Dresden and a semifinalist at the 12th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, where she also received the Jury Discretionary Award, Gabriela Martinez began her piano studies in Caracas with her mother, Alicia Gaggioni, and made her orchestral debut at age 7. She emigrated to the United States to attend The Juilliard School, where she earned her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees as a full scholarship student of Yoheved Kaplinsky. You can learn more about Gabriela at

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If you’d like to learn more about the music in our concert programs, Concert Talks are just what you need! Before every Classics Concert, the Wichita Symphony Orchestra will present pre-concert talks which help prepare you and deepen your understanding of the music to be performed in the program. Sometimes our guest soloists even join Maestro Hege for a discussion of their concerto collaboration! Free to all ticket holders, Concert Talks take place in the Concert Hall one hour prior to each Classics performance.

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