November 12 @ 8pm
Daniel Meyer conductor
Demarre McGill flute
Salieri Sinfonia Veneziana
Mozart Flute Concerto in G Major
Rossini William Tell Overture
Beethoven Symphony No. 8
In November, we investigate composer rivalries, real and imagined. Peter Shaffer’s play Amadeus created a fascinating (yet spurious?) look into the jealousies of a capable artist (Salieri) when he is forced to compete with an undisputed genius (Mozart.) While today Mozart is by far the more highly-regarded figure, it is sometimes fun to compare and contrast the two, as we do when we pit Salieri’s charming Sinfonia Veneziana against Mozart’s Concerto for Flute in G Major. Guest soloist Demarre McGill currently serves as principal flute of the Dallas Symphony, and he will make his Erie Philharmonic debut. We continue with Rossini vs. Beethoven. Historians like to pit the so-called misanthropic, misunderstood deaf genius Beethoven against the life-loving operatic genius Rossini. We will investigate this rivalry when we perform Rossini’s William Tell Overture and launch our four-season Meet Beethoven Project with his brilliant and charming Symphony No. 8.
JOIN US IN THE FIRST NIAGARA COMMUNITY ROOM FOR CLASSICS IN THE EVENING, A PRE-CONCERT TALK HOSTED BY BRIAN HANNAH BEFORE EVERY SYMPHONIC CONCERT STARTING AT 7:15PM.