Enjoy this excerpt from La Jolla Symphony and Chorus’ recent presentation of Powerful Nature. Ruben Valenzuela, founder and artistic director of the Bach Collegium, San Diego, guest conducts Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, also known as the Pastoral Symphony, so named by the composer himself. This work travels through a series of feelings that evoke scenes to celebrate the beauties of nature. It became popular to many when it was featured in Walt Disney’s 1940 film, “Fantasia” – remember the mythical creatures cavorting in an ancient Greek world? Whatever images this piece conjures for you, you’re sure to appreciate this inspiring performance.