Music Director James Richard Frieman and The New Millennium Chamber Orchestra start off the Beethoven 250th Anniversary Year with a bang! It’s a special all-Beethoven concert on February 22 and 23. Featured on the program is the mighty Symphony No. 3, which was published in 1806 as the “Sinfonia Eroica” or Heroic Symphony. This celebrated work, while rooted in the tradition of the Classical-era symphony, really “pushes the envelope” in terms of formal structure, harmonic innovation, psychological reach, and…well, length. It marks a turning point in Beethoven’s style as he explores new expressive possibilities that herald the Romantic period.