Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts the Philadelphia Orchestra.

(Photo: Jessica Griffin)

CPR's winter pledge drive is nearly over, and we'll celebrate the conclusion with a special broadcast at 6 p.m. Thursday: the Philadelphia Orchestra playing Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony No. 3 at Carnegie Hall.

The program, recorded earlier this week, also includes Richard Strauss’ “Metamorphosen” and Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1 with Johannes Moser on cello.

In a review, the New York Times said the "long and engrossing program never felt long":

And the evening ended with an all-out, full-orchestra romp through Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony that somehow seemed to combine the grace of figure skating with the plummeting thrills of downhill racing.

The evening is part of our “Live from Carnegie Hall” broadcasts. Other recent programs include an evening of Bartok string quartets by Boulder’s Takacs Quartet.