ARTISTS Rafael Payare, conductor Dorothea Röschmann, soprano REPERTOIRE MOZART: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55: Haffner MAHLER: Rückert Lieder BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55: Eroica Please join us 45 minutes before the concert for "What's the Score?", a lively talk about the composers and the repertoire given by commentator Nuvi Mehta from the stage of Copley Symphony Hall. ABOUT You’ll be moved by the exuberance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Haffner Symphony and the romantic sweep of Gustav Mahler’s Rückert Songs (sung by Grammy® Award-winning German soprano Dorothea Röschmann). Then brace yourself for the pathbreaking work which took the symphony to new limits of expressive scope. Never before had the orchestra been used to make such a bold and daring statement as Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Heroic Symphony,” composed with the ideal of a hero in mind. This concert is part of the San Diego Symphony's season-long celebration of Beethoven's 250th birthday.