Artistic Director George Marriner Maull and The Discovery Orchestra take viewers on a musical journey to explore the first movement of Ludwig van Beethoven's masterpiece in their newest public television special, DISCOVER BEETHOVEN'S 5TH. Using directed listening, playful banter and audience participation, Maestro Maull and the musicians of The Discovery Orchestra help viewers to recognize, appreciate and understand the compositional elements of Beethoven's iconic 5th Symphony. Focusing on the first movement, the program features a series of enjoyable interactions between conductor and the audience, who must respond to questions by listening carefully to musical excerpts. A unique feature of DISCOVER BEETHOVEN'S 5TH involves the use of a Listening Guide. This simplified "picturization" of the score, with numbered musical events, provides each audience member - and the viewer at home - with a reference tool to visually follow and stay focused on the music.