• Warner Theatre (map)
  • 811 State Street
  • Erie, PA, 16501
  • United States

Beethoven's Triple

October 7 @ 8pm


Daniel Meyer conductor

Elena Urioste violin

Nicholas Canellakis cello

Michael Brown piano


Barber Overture from School for Scandal

Beethoven Triple Concerto

Brahms Symphony No. 1


We open our season with three brilliant B’s.  Samuel Barber’s Overture to the School for Scandal is the brash utterance of a young American composer looking to make his mark.  Inspired by the witty banter and chatter of Sheridan’s play, Scandal soars with remarkable melodies and fanciful flights of musical whimsy.  We then dive back into our four-year celebration of the music of Beethoven, inviting Erie favorite violinist Elena Urioste with two of her favorite collaborative partners, pianist Michael Brown and cellist Nick Canellakis.  Beethoven’s Triple Concerto is a compositional tour-de-force, deftly integrating the sound of these three solo instruments into a concerto perfectly suited to an opening night celebration.  Brahms waited until his 34th year to reveal his staggering First Symphony; he labored long to bring the work into life.  Intimidated by the enormous mountain Beethoven had already scaled with his nine symphonies, Brahms admitted that he felt the pressure before making his own contribution to the form.  Consequently, we have a brilliant combination of technical mastery coupled with depth of thought and emotion in one towering, triumphant symphony.

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