Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 and Triple Concerto
Saturday, November 04, 2017, 7:30 pm
Diane Wittry, Music Director/Conductor
The most sought after trio in the world, the Grammy nominated Eroica Trio enraptures audiences with flawless technical virtuosity, irresistible enthusiasm and sensual elegance. The three women who make up this celebrated ensemble, Erika Nickrenz, piano; Sara Parkins, violin; and Sara Sant'Ambrogio, cello; electrify the concert stage with their passionate performances. The New York Times writes, “There is an edge of the seat intensity to every note they produce". The Eroica Trio will be performing Beethoven’s Triple Concerto.
Plus, the Bertoia Sound Scultpures (musical, meditative art by Lehigh Valley sculptor, Harry Bertoia) is brought to life by composer and percussionist Doug Ovens, in this World Premiere with the Allentown Symphony Orchestra.
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 8 , Op. 93, F major
DOUG OVENS Bertoia Sound Sculptures
BEETHOVEN Concerto for Violin, Violoncello and Piano, Op. 56, C major (Triple Concerto)
featuring Eroica Trio
Here's what some people have to say about Eroica Trio:
"Forget the marketing hype, the Eroica Trio is the real thing... The thing that most impressed was the litheness of the group's ensemble... Each player in this group brings serious chops to the table, and the group has converted this currency to richer coin by assiduously studying one another's phrasing and tone." —The Boston Globe
"The Trio plays with technical flair, raw driven energy and high spirits." —The Wall Street Journal
"In the case of the frankly lovely, frankly female Eroica Trio, musical priorities are conspicuously high. The ladies brought power, grace and conversational ease to the joyful bombast of Beethoven's Triple Concerto." —Josef Woodard, Santa Barbara News-Press
"Nothing short of spectacular, nothing short of marvelous...the most exciting musicians on the classical scene today... To be part of the performance -- either as a member of the orchestra or the audience -- was extraordinary. To experience the composer's genius interpreted with such passion was a rare treat." —Jack Zaleski, The Forum
"The women of the Eroica Trio play nothing halfway. Hair flying, bodies heaving, bows shedding hairs left and right...the Eroica achieved gestures of orchestral power and sweep." —The Washington Post