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Beethoven beginning

Ventura College Community Orchestra, under the direction of Burns Taft, will launch its performance season with Beethoven’s “Eroica” symphony. The program also features Enrique Granados’ “Danza Espanola,” and Llewellyn Werner, an 8-year-old wunderkind who studies with pianist Daniel Pollack, will solo on Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1.

Ventura College Community Orchestra, Ventura College Theater, Loma Vista Road between Ashwood Avenue and Day Road. 8 p.m. $10, $5 seniors and students. (805) 654-6462.