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2020-2021 SEASON

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Beethoven & Blue Jeans

Saturday, March 20, 2021 @ 1:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Saenger Theatre, Pensacola

BEETHOVEN - Symphony No. 3, "Eroica"

Showcasing the expressive range of the orchestra, Beethoven’s Third Symphony depicts an epic struggle culminating in a glorious finale that celebrates the undying heroic spirit. Originally dedicating the work to Napoleon Bonaparte, Beethoven became enraged when the leader crowned himself Emperor of France. The composer was so upset that he tore the title page of the piece in disgust. Regardless of its dedication, “Eroica” would become one of Beethoven’s most defining works and would usher in a new era of symphonic music. Join the orchestra in wearing your blue jeans and experiencing this annual celebration of the composer!

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Masterworks Series Sponsor: Wind Creek Hospitality

Concert Sponsors: Avalex Technologies; Moore, Hill and Westmoreland PA

Orchestra Sponsor: Saltmarsh, Cleaveland and Gund

In-Person Tickets
Please note that Ticketmaster requires you to purchase every seat in the socially distanced seating group when you purchase online. For reduced fees and personalized assistance selecting your preferred quantity of seats, please call 850.435.2533. 

1:30 p.m. Performance: Select Your Seats

7:30 p.m. Performance: Select Your Seats

Virtual Tickets
Prefer to experience the concert form the comfort of your own home? Join us for a live stream on March 20 at 7:30 p.m. CDT, or view it on demand until March 27 at 11:59 p.m. CDT. Virtual tickets are $20.

Virtual Performance: Purchase Your Virtual Ticket

To enjoy live music in person and provide the safest possible environment for you, your fellow audience members and the musicians, the following safety precautions for in-person concerts will include:

•    Socially distanced seating, allowing for staggered seating between rows and at least two seats between groups seated in the same row. Patrons will not be seated on the aisle to provide distance for those navigating the theatre. It is possible that there are locations in the theatre where the distance between patrons may be less than six feet. Our capacity with socially distanced seating provides for approximately 450 attendees in the theatre that seats more than 1,600.

•    Mandatory face coverings over the mouth and nose for all patrons, staff and volunteers for the entirety of the event, from the time you arrive at the building to the time that you exit. The CDC currently recommends that even people who have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine should continue wearing face coverings to reduce the spread of the virus. If you will be uncomfortable wearing your mask for the duration of the time in the building, please consider access to our virtual concert experience so that you may enjoy the concert at home.

•    The Palafox Lobby will be open for entering the building one hour prior to the concert. The Intendencia Street Lobby will be closed, and the doors will be locked. Seating will be available when the doors open.

•    Security personnel will be present at the entrance. To expedite your entry, consider carrying a small bag or leaving your bag in your locked car. Security will ask you to open your bag so that they may check it. If you have questions about permitted items, please reference the FAQ page at, or call the box office at 850-595-3880.

•    Upon arrival, we encourage you to make your way to your seats. Please do not congregate in the lobby.

•    Concessions will not be available on the premises. Please do not bring outside food or drink.

•    Identify the best aisle for access to your seats. Socially distanced seating enables all patrons to have unobstructed access to an aisle. Please consult an usher about the best aisle to access your seats.

•    The program will be performed without intermission.

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