The Struthers Library Theatre and Northwest Savings Bank proudly kick off the 2010 2011 Broadway Series with the incomparable Erie Philharmonic. On Sunday, Nov. 14, at 2 p.m. the philharmonic will present "Brilliant Beethoven" featuring guest artist Tim Fain, violinist. The theater is located at 302 Third Ave., Warren.
The Erie Philharmonic is under the musical direction of Daniel Meyer, Mr. Meyer is recognized as one of the top young conductors of his generation. Recently completing successful tenures with the Pittsburgh Symphony as Resident Conductor and Pittsburgh Youth Symphony as Music Director, Meyer worked closely with Mariss Jansons, Sir Andrew Davis, Manfred Honeck, and Charles Dutoit, led the Pittsburgh Symphony on tour, and conducted performances with Pinchas Zukerman, Sarah Chang, and Marvin Hamlisch. With a talent for creative programming and a passion for connecting with audiences, he led the Pittsburgh Symphony's Symphony with a Splash, an adventurous series designed for professionals, as well as a Sunday matinee series for families called Popular Classics. In his third season with the Erie Philharmonic, Meyer has helped to reinvigorate the orchestra, enlivening the arts community with innovative programs and a dedication to create and sustain an enthusiastic audience for classical music. He has expanded the reach of the Philharmonic with annual performances in the Warner Theatre, Meadville, Edinboro, and Warren.
We enjoy introducing up-and-coming artists to the Struthers Library Theatre stage, and Tim Fain certainly fits that bill. Fresh from his Lincoln Center debut, Tim will perform one of the best-loved of all concertos written for the violin. Beethoven's essay is one of nobility, tenderness, and drama, and Tim's many gifts as an interpreter will be showcased in what should prove to be a brilliant performance.
Violinist Tim Fain
The orchestra will also present Samuel Barber's, Adagio for Strings . This work is the epitome of vocal beauty pouring forth in a sumptuous string choir. Adagio shot Barber to fame in 1938, when Toscanini premiered a version for orchestra on a national NBC Orchestra radio broadcast. With its gently-unfolding lines of chant-like melody, this masterpiece reveals itself slowly and luxuriously.
Antonin Dvorak, the immensely gifted Bohemian composer, sought to make his mark in the rarefied musical world of Vienna. Dominated by the fame of Johannes Brahms, nineteenth-century Vienna was the capital to conquer. Offered the opportunity by the Vienna Philharmonic to write a full-length symphony for the storied ensemble, Dvor'k delivered with a work modeled closely after Brahms but original in its Czech folk melodies and dance rhythms. This delightful synthesis set Dvorak on his way to worldwide fame as a symphonist, even though the Viennese premiere of this Sixth Symphony was canceled!
Seats for this event are reserved and tickets may be purchased by calling 814-723-7231 or online at www.strutherslibrarytheatre.com on the events page. Tickets are $27.50, $22.50, and $17.50. Please call the theater to reserve handicapped seating or hearing aid devices. To receive your 2010 2011 playbook featuring the entire season of shows at the Struthers Library Theatre call or stop by the theater office.