Free evening concerts performed in the beautiful, intimate, illuminated setting of Second Presbyterian Church by members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
Beethoven composed Septet in E-Flat Major, Op. 20 in 1799-1800, at the age of 13. The work, dedicated to the Empress Maria Theresa, became his most popular work in any form, and remained so for some time. Later in his life, Beethoven remarked with outrage that he wished the Septet had been burned, when a patron, after the premiere of the Eighth Symphony, offered him a handsome fee to compose "something in the more agreeable style of the Septet."