Must See Shows: Erie Philharmonic Presents Beethoven's Triple at the Warner Theatre
Warner Theatre to conduct Beethoven's Triple Concerto
Saturday, October 7th
A number of compositions both classic and classical are being performed next month at the Warner Theatre, and at the center of them is Beethoven's Triple Concerto. Conducted by Daniel Meyer, this Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano in C Major is being presented by the Erie Philharmonic and performed by Elena Urioste, Nicholas Canellakis and Michael Brown, respectively. Surrounding the main composition will be performances of "Barber's Overture" from The School for Scandal and Brahms' Symphony No. 1.
Inspired by the intensely sharp and witty writing behind Richard Brinsley Sheridan's original play, "Barber's Overture" has been noted for its "remarkable melodies and fanciful flights of musical whimsy," while Brahms' Symphony No. 1 has been hailed as "a brilliant combination of technical mastery coupled with depth of thought and emotion" by the Erie Philharmonic.
Composed in 1803 and published the year following, Beethoven's Triple Concerto is Beethoven's only completed concerto intended to be played by more than one solo instrument. A performance of the concerto usually runs somewhere between 35 and 40 minutes. The Erie Philharmonic refers to this classic piece as "a compositional tour de force, deftly integrating the sound of three solo instruments into a concerto perfectly suited to an opening night celebration."
Using their extensive knowledge of classical performance, The Erie Philharmonic have constructed yet another event guaranteed to please fans of the arts with three sophisticated pieces (from "three brilliant B's," nonetheless) handpicked to score the opening night of their 2017-18 season. — Aaron Mook
8 to 10 p.m. // 811 State Street // Tickets start at $10