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  • 811 State Street
  • Erie, PA, 16501
  • United States

Brahms Requiem

April 13 @ 8pm


Daniel Meyer conductor
Ashley Fabian soprano
Benjamin Taylor baritone
Erie Philharmonic Chorus
Thomas Brooks
Noel Burgoyne special guest conductor

Mozart Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
 String Quartet, 'Serioso', arr. Mahler
Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem

Gustav Mahler was a composer but also a brilliant conductor, and in that role, he sometimes felt compelled to either retouch works by other composers or create new performing editions of works that were not originally intended for a big concert stage. In this orchestration of Beethoven’s String Quartet Opus 95, Mahler engages the entire string section to deepen the weight and sonic density of this brilliant chamber music.  We will finish our season with the music of Johannes Brahms. His ‘German’ requiem lives and breathes as a human utterance of profound beauty and intimacy. Capitalizing on carefully-selected Scripture passages, Brahms designed an experience not to terrify but to console and offer hope.  Its sweeping gestures for the orchestra, rich sonorities for the Philharmonic Chorus, and poignant roles for solo soprano and baritone conspire to reveal a work of sincerity and genius, as only Brahms could perfect. 

Guest soloists from the Pittsburgh Opera


Ashley Fabian



Benjamin Taylor



String Quartet, ‘Serioso',’ arr. Mahler by Ludwig van Beethoven

Ein Deutsches Requiem by Johannes Brahms