Beethoven is best known for his "greatest hits" like Symphony No. 5, but Music Director James Lowe has mined the archives for jewels that deserve to be heard, and that reflect Beethoven's complicated inner life. His struggles with deafness, unrequited love and loss are contrasted with his Fourth and sunniest symphony. Repertoire also includes Elegischer Gesang (Elegiac Song); Shchedrin's "Beethoven's Heiligenstadt Testament" and Beethoven's "An die fern Geliebte" (To the Distant Beloved). The Spokane Symphony Chorale and William Ferguson, tenor, are also featured in these weekend concerts. Sat., Oct. 9 at 8 pm and Sun., Oct. 10 at 3 pm. Pre-concert talk by conductor and guest artist from the stage starts one hour before performance.