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

Copland's Third

January 26 @ 8pm


Daniel Meyer conductor
Yulianna Avdeeva piano

Adams Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3
Copland Symphony No. 3

Premiered in 1986, John Adams’ Short Ride lives up to its name; it’s a four-minute, full-throttle explosion of sonic muscle that relents only as it crosses the finish line. Russian pianist Yulianna Avdeeva will make her Philharmonic debut with Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto, which reveals the composer’s ability to appeal to the head as much as to the heart.  It’s a perfect blend of Romantic pathos, revolutionary brio, and ruminative introspection. Our final piece on this concert is by Aaron Copland, whom built the finale of his Third Symphony around a work he had already introduced during World War II.  His Fanfare for the Common Man serves as the musical proclamation that underpins the end of this epic work, and many consider it to stand tall as the quintessential ‘Great American Symphony.’