York Symphony Orchestra Presents The Eroica On Oct. 6
The York Symphony Orchestra will present The Eroica on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts in York. This concert is the first Classical Series performance of the 2018-2019 season, Heroes!. Single tickets starting at $9 for adults and $5 for students are available online at www.YorkSymphony.org and by calling 717-846-1111.
"As we launch into the Classical Series of our 2018-2019 season of heroes, our first Classical Series performance will feature two works by Beethoven, each initially dedicated to historic heroes," said Lawrence Golan, Conductor and Music Director of the York Symphony Orchestra. "This is an exciting concert filled with history, emotion, heroism and fanfare that audiences will not soon forget."
The Classical Series opens with Beethoven's Egmont Overture portraying the life and heroism of the 16th-century Dutch nobleman Lamoral, Count of Egmont. Egmont was a loyal subject of Philip II of Spain yet opposed the Spanish repression of the Netherlands. Egmont was captured and executed as a traitor for conspiring against the regime. In the music for Egmont, Beethoven exalts the heroic sacrifice of a man condemned to death for taking a valiant stand against oppression.
The concert will also feature a special performance by York Symphony Orchestra Principal Trumpet Nathan Clark, as he performs the Trumpet Concerto by Johann Nepomuk Hummel. Clark is a York, Pennsylvania native and resides in the County with his family. He is also a member of The United States Air Force Ceremonial Brass; primary substitute trumpeter for the Kennedy Center's National Symphony Orchestra; and Principal Trumpet of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra and Apollo Orchestra. He also regularly performs with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and The National Philharmonic. An active performer and advocate of brass chamber music, Clark is a founding member of the Barclay Brass ensemble, a vibrantly innovative group which performs throughout the DC metropolitan area.
The concert will conclude with an exciting culmination featuring Symphony No. 3, "Eroica" by Beethoven. "Eroica," meaning heroic symphony, was originally dedicated to Napoleon, but Beethoven withdrew that dedication once Napoleon declared himself Emperor. Beethoven subsequently renamed the piece a generic "hero." Symphony No. 3 will inspire audiences with rings of optimism, determination and power.
The York Symphony Orchestra will present The Eroica on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts in York. Single tickets starting at $9 for adults and $5 for students are available online at www.YorkSymphony.org and by calling 717-846-1111.
About York Symphony Orchestra
Made up of talented professional musicians from the greater York area and beyond, the York Symphony Orchestra has been engaging audiences with outstanding orchestral music for 85 years. Performing at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts under the leadership of Music Director Lawrence Golan, the orchestra presents an eclectic mix of classical masterworks and contemporary selections. The 2018-2019 season is sponsored by PeoplesBank; the Classical Series is sponsored by W. Dale Brougher Foundation; and the Pops Series is sponsored by The Anstadt Company. The Eroica is sponsored by Glatfelter Insurance Group. The York Symphony Orchestra is dedicated to music education, offering programs to engage youth and adults. For more information on the York Symphony Orchestra, visit www.YorkSymphony.org or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YorkSymphony/.