Pacific Symphony Presents BEETHOVEN'S TRIPLE CONCERTO Performed by the Eroica Trio, 11/14
Orange County, Calif.-Oct. 24, 2013-Commanding center stage for Pacific Symphony's upcoming concert is one of the most daring innovations in concerto form--"Beethoven's Triple Concerto"-performed by one of the most successful all-women chamber ensembles in the world, the Eroica Trio. Receiving multiple Grammy nominations for their eight CDs and winning the prestigious Naumburg Award, the Eroica Trio "plays with technical flair, raw driven energy and high spirits," said The Wall Street Journal. "There is an edge of the seat intensity to every note they produce," wrote The New York Times. The orchestra is led by one of Canada's brightest young conductors, Jean-Marie Zeitouni, recipient of the Juno Award for Classical Album of the Year, who opens the evening with Beethoven's Overture to "The Creatures of Prometheus." The Symphony is then joined by the women of Pacific Chorale to perform Debussy's "Nocturnes," three movements inspired by impressionist paintings, and the evening concludes with Britten's famous "Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra," in honor of the composer's 100th "Beethoven's Triple Concerto" takes place Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 14-16, at 8 p.m., in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. A preview talk with Alan Chapman begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25-$109; for more information or to purchase tickets, call (714) 755-5799 or visit www.PacificSymphony.org.
"The Beethoven Triple Concerto is so exciting to perform and to hear because of the singular nature of the piece. Instead of the norm, which is one soloist, you have three, which really gives you three times the bang for your buck!" says the Eroica Trio's cellist, Sara Sant'Ambrogio.
"It is incredibly exciting watching three soloists toss these amazing melodies and virtuosic fireworks back and forth to each other and the orchestra while the conductor holds it all together and shapes that lush wave of orchestral sound that Beethoven is so famous for," she continues. "We have performed this piece more than any other trio, but I still find myself discovering new magical moments in every performance.
"Sparkling with ingenuity, "The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra" puts the spotlight on individual sections of the orchestra, requiring solo work from each. Benjamin Britten, one of the greatest composers of the 20thcorner of the orchestra to create an evocative composition that enhances the listener's appreciation for the instruments and musicians.