Pacific Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Conductor Lawrence Kohl, performs Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony #3, Coriolanus Overture and the “Triple” Concerto with Trio Foss as soloists. Performances are Saturday May 18th, 7:30 pm Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church 24 Knox, Lafayette and Sunday May 19th, 3:00 pm Bankhead Theatre, 2400 First Street in Livermore. Tickets may be purchased for “Beethoven – The Heroic” online at www.pacificchamberorchestra.org and additionally for the Livermore performance by calling or visiting the Bankhead box office 925-373-6800 located at 2400 First Street, Livermore or www.bankheadtheater.org.
The pathways Beethoven creates from the third Symphony onward allow us to re-experience our own Hero’s journey. As a humanist, he believed the Hero redeems humanity through the arts, including music. Although deaf by 1820, he fervently composed on climaxing with his towering Ninth Symphony, surely a Hero’s journey. With Eroica, Beethoven both upset and energized the musical world by the range of emotion this symphony expresses. His special genius unites a wide range of emotions with perfectly constructed music. Inspired by the Roman General Coriolanus, Beethoven created a musical canvas baring the emotions of the Hero’s Journey in his Coriolanus Overture.
Beethoven’s “Triple” Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano features Trio Foss. Trio Foss is a fusion of virtuosity, personalities, backgrounds, and nationalities, drawing the audiences into deeply personal interpretations to the gems of the literature for Violin, Cello and Piano and new works of our time. “An extraordinary musical combo, and it's difficult to imagine hearing a better live performance.” SF Classical Voice The members are: Nina Flyer, Pacific Chamber Orchestra’s principal cellist, has toured, recorded and taught throughout Europe, Scandinavia and America. She records frequently for the TV and Motion Picture Industry. Nina is a Grammy nominee, a world-wide proponent of contemporary music and was cello and chamber music professor at the University of the Pacific, Conservatory of Music, for 20 years. Assistant Concertmaster of the Pacific Chamber Orchestra, Icelandic violinist Hrabba Atladottir performed regularly with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and Deutsche Oper and did a world tour with the Icelandic pop artist Björk. In New York she performed with the Metropolitan Opera and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. Hrabba is currently a lecturer in Violin at UC Berkeley. Pianist Joseph Irrera has concertized across the globe with appearances at Carnegie Hall and The Kennedy Center and has performed throughout Germany, Bulgaria, Italy, France, and Costa Rica. The Irrera Brothers Piano & Violin Duo has also appeared throughout the United States, Europe, and Central America. They have two critically acclaimed recordings. Their third album is currently in production.
The members of the Pacific Chamber Orchestra also appear in such prestigious groups as the San Francisco Symphony, Opera and Ballet Orchestras, touring Broadway shows, and feature films recorded at Skywalker Ranch. They are touring soloists and chamber musicians. For information and videos about PCO, go to www.PacificChamberOrchestra.org
$35 - $40
Pacific Chamber Orchestra
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