Beethoven's Eroica

Saturday, March 8, 2025 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 9, 2025 at 2:30 p.m.

California Theatre,
San Jose, CA

Concert Length
Approx. 1 hr 50 min. with intermission

Music Notes occur one hour prior to the concert in the auditorium.


  • Nathan Aspinall, conductor
    Symphony San Jose


  • Arvo Pärt

    Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten

  • Richard Strauss

    Death and Transfiguration

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No. 3 (Eroica)

About This Performance

March comes in like a lion,” and this tour-de-force program proves it.

One of Beethoven’s most celebrated works, and in fact, the composer’s personal favorite of his compositions, the Eroica symphony explores what it means to be human.

Richard Strauss’ tone poem depicts the dying thoughts of an artist as he recounts the various stages of his life, all while awaiting the ultimate transformation.

And we mark the first Symphony San Jose performance of a work by Arvo Pärt, the most performed contemporary composer in the world (beating out John Williams, John Adams, Thomas Adès, and Philip Glass).