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    Beethoven’s Fifth

    Is there any more to say than Beethoven’s Fifth? You haven’t truly heard this popular Symphony until you’ve heard it live - don’t miss it! You’ve heard this Symphony even if you don’t recognize the title. Sing it with us now: bum bum bum BAAAAAAAAAHM…. Bum bum bum BAAAAAAAAAHM....Come see the full show and immerse yourself in culture right in the heart of Wichita, KS as played by young pianist Gabriela Martinez.

    Versatile, daring and insightful, young Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Martinez is establishing a reputation on both the national and international stages for the lyricism of her playing, her compelling interpretations, and her elegant stage presence. First Prize winner of the Anton G. Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Dresden and a semifinalist at the 12th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, where she also received the Jury Discretionary Award, Gabriela Martinez began her piano studies in Caracas with her mother, Alicia Gaggioni, and made her orchestral debut at age 7. She emigrated to the United States to attend The Juilliard School, where she earned her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees as a full scholarship student of Yoheved Kaplinsky. You can learn more about Gabriela at

    Is it your first time to the symphony? Unsure of etiquette? Look no further!

    Concert attire: 
    You’ll see concert tails and bow ties on stage, but you can leave yours at home. Come in what you are comfortable! There will be suits and dresses, but there will also be jeans and slacks.

    When You Arrive:
    You can view our location and download a parking map here.

    To avoid lines, we suggest concertgoers purchase tickets one week or more in advance. Online ticket orders will be mailed if placed before one week prior to the concert. Orders placed the week of concerts may be picked up at the Symphony office. All other orders will be held at Will Call, located at the box office at the entrance of Century II Concert Hall. If you are purchasing tickets at the window or grabbing them from Will Call, we recommend arriving 30 minutes prior to the performance. The line can get pretty long!

    To ensure you are seated on time, please arrive at Century II at least 30 minutes before the concert, and keep in mind that the parking meters in the South lot of Century II must be fed. 

    Concerts usually last about two hours.