November 4 @ 8pm
Daniel Meyer conductor
Narek Hakhnazaryan cello
Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1
R. Strauss Also Sprach Zarathustra
An evening of musical drama opens with Estonian Arvo Pärt’s Fratres. Set for strings, claves, and a single bass drum, Fratres emerges as a striking example of how rich and spiritual music can evolve out of humble ingredients. Cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan, a Tchaikovsky Competition winner, makes his Erie Philharmonic debut with Shostakovich’s searing Cello Concerto No. 1. The concert closes with Strauss’ Also sprach Zarathustra. With a rumble of an organ and a triumphant blast of the brass, this famous tone poem will be instantly recognized, most notably from Stanley Kubrick’s iconic film, 2001: A Space Odyssey.
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