In connection with its performances of the complete Beethoven symphonies from October 22 to November 7, the Boston Symphony Orchestra will present a One Day University on October 31 at Symphony Hall in Boston. Three lectures will cover Beethoven-related topics that include “The Revolutionary Genius of Beethoven” (Professor Craig Wright, Yale University), “Napoleon—How a Brilliant Dictator Changed the World Forever” (Professor Jonathan Steinberg, University of Pennsylvania), and “Five Ancient Secrets to Modern Happiness and the Good Life” (Professor Tamar Gendler, Yale University). Following the lectures, Lorin Maazel will lead the BSO in Beethoven’s Symphonies Nos. 6 and 7. One Day University is an adult educational series that brings together professor from top-tier schools to speak at host locations throughout the country on topics ranging from history and psychology to philosophy and literature.

Posted October 28, 2009