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Sep
21
Sat
National Philharmonic Presents: Eroica + Beethoven @ Music Center at Strathmore
Sep 21 @ 8:00 pm
National Philharmonic Presents: Eroica + Beethoven @ Music Center at Strathmore

Eroica Trio
Erika Nickrenz, piano
Sara Parkins, violin
Sara Sant’Ambrogio, cello

Piotr Gajewski, conductor

Beethoven Triple Concerto in C Major
Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major (“Eroica”)

The acclaimed Eroica Trio, winner of the prestigious Naumberg Award, teams up with the National Philharmonic for a performance of Beethoven’s Triple, one of the most unusual concertos in the Western tradition. It is a work of irresistible appeal, at once intimate and symphonic in style.

The “Eroica” Symphony, composed in 1803-04, is a groundbreaking work in Beethoven’s stylistic development, bringing together classical control and romantic exuberance. Famously, Beethoven had originally dedicated the work to Napoleon Bonaparte, in recognition of what he thought were Napoleon’s democratic ideals. The dedication was scratched out, however, after an angry Beethoven discovered that Napoleon proclaimed himself Emperor of the French, and the title “Eroica” was used instead.

SAT SEPT 21, 2019, 8pm
SUN SEPT 22, 2019, 3pm
Sat: Pre-concert lecture, 6:45-7:15pm; Sun: 1:45-2:15pm
Sat + Sun: Member Encore Q&A
Sun 2-2:30pm: Meet the Musicians

Sep
22
Sun
National Philharmonic presents: Eroica + Beethoven @ The Music Center at Strathmore
Sep 22 @ 3:00 pm
National Philharmonic presents: Eroica + Beethoven @ The Music Center at Strathmore

Eroica Trio
Erika Nickrenz, piano
Sara Parkins, violin
Sara Sant’Ambrogio, cello

Piotr Gajewski, conductor

Beethoven Triple Concerto in C Major
Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major (“Eroica”)

The acclaimed Eroica Trio, winner of the prestigious Naumberg Award, teams up with the National Philharmonic for a performance of Beethoven’s Triple, one of the most unusual concertos in the Western tradition. It is a work of irresistible appeal, at once intimate and symphonic in style.

The “Eroica” Symphony, composed in 1803-04, is a groundbreaking work in Beethoven’s stylistic development, bringing together classical control and romantic exuberance. Famously, Beethoven had originally dedicated the work to Napoleon Bonaparte, in recognition of what he thought were Napoleon’s democratic ideals. The dedication was scratched out, however, after an angry Beethoven discovered that Napoleon proclaimed himself Emperor of the French, and the title “Eroica” was used instead.

SAT SEPT 21, 2019, 8pm
SUN SEPT 22, 2019, 3pm
Sat: Pre-concert lecture, 6:45-7:15pm; Sun: 1:45-2:15pm
Sat + Sun: Member Encore Q&A
Sun 2-2:30pm: Meet the Musicians

Nov
15
Fri
Taipei Symphony Orchestra @ The Music Center at Strathmore
Nov 15 @ 8:00 pm
Taipei Symphony Orchestra @ The Music Center at Strathmore

“The clarity, agility, and expressiveness of the TSO are awe–inspiring, an orchestra destined to take its place as one of the world’s top symphony orchestras.” – Saarbrücker Zeitung

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this season, the Taipei Symphony has grown from an ensemble of modest scale to a forceful musical presence known for its breadth of programming, extensive international appearances, and commitment to cultural diplomacy. The program’s centerpiece, Gordon Shi-Wen Chin’s poetic Double Concerto, features the prodigious talent of two Taiwan-born, U.S.-based virtuosi: Paul Huang, a winner of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant and a cherished presence on the Washington Performing Arts season; and Felix Fan, the relentlessly creative, collaborative cross-disciplinary cellist and member of the Flux Quartet for whom this concerto was written. On the podium is Jahja Ling, widely credited as an orchestra-builder, who led the now-thriving San Diego Symphony to great renown as its music director.

This performance is made possible in part through the generous support of Susan S. Angell.

Feb
21
Fri
Budapest Festival Orchestra @ The Music Center at Strathmore
Feb 21 @ 8:00 pm
Budapest Festival Orchestra @ The Music Center at Strathmore

“Thought-provoking and exhilaratingly enjoyable” – The Guardian (five-star review)

Returning to Washington under the baton of former NSO principal conductor Iván Fischer, known to D.C. audiences as “a meticulous musician [with] an anarchic disdain for decorum” (New Yorker), the Budapest Festival Orchestra presents a novel program that pairs mainstays of the Mahler and Dvořák catalogues with underexposed works by the two late-Romantic composers. The “expressive colours” (BBC Music Magazine) of German contralto Gerhild Romberger bring to life the powerful emotions of Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder.

This performance is made possible through the generous support of Betsy and Robert Feinberg; Dr. Gary Mather and Ms. Christina Co Mather; and the Dallas Morse Coors Foundation.

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