Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - Sunday, November 16, 2014
Belding Theater at The Bushnell
Thursday at 7:30pm
Friday & Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 3pm
Brahms Tragic Overture, Op. 81
*R. Strauss Death and Transfiguration, TrV 158, Op. 24
Beethoven Piano Concerto No.5 in E flat Major, Op. 73, “Emperor”
Discover powerful themes of human existence. The bravura playing and heroic notes of Beethoven’s fifth piano concerto expresses why it is known as the “Emperor.” Brahms’ heart-wrenching Tragic Overture emphasizes the turbulent, tormented character of the piece, while Strauss’ transcendent Death and Transfiguration explores earthly travail resulting in heavenly bliss. Martina Filjak is “a musician of unusual sophistication, discipline and personality,” – The Cleveland Plain Dealer.
*Part of the 2014-2015 season Discover Mahler musical exploration of Mahler’s Symphony No. 4.