”Egarr heightened every moment of drama and evoked a sense of magic...Financial Times
About Egarr on Beethoven
Richard Egarr takes the podium as our new Music Director as Beethoven turns 250—so what better way to welcome Richard than a marathon Beethovenian blast! For the first time ever Philharmonia will perform a historically-informed remounting of Beethoven’s momentous 1808 concert which featured premieres of some of his most iconic works. This historic event, with a lengthy intermission for dinner, will be performed in the same fashion as Beethoven presented it over 200 years ago with Richard conducting and starring as the fortepiano soloist. The concert, with full orchestral and choral forces, will also feature an illustrious line-up of brilliant vocal soloists. For those Beethoven fanatics searching for the 250th birthday event of the year, look no further than this triumphant season-opening performance!
The first half of this program is approximately two hours in length, followed by a two-hour intermission. The second half of the program is approximately one hour and fifteen minutes in length.
Add dinner with Richard! Buffet dinner at intermission in the Green Room of Herbst Theatre; wine included. Only 100 dinner tickets available! For more information, please contact Chief Development Officer Sarah Angello (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Symphony No. 6 in F major, “Pastoral”
“Ah! perfido” for soprano and orchestra
“Gloria” from Mass in C major
Concerto for Fortepiano No. 4 in G major
Symphony No. 5 in C minor
“Sanctus” from Mass in C major
Fantasia in C minor, “Choral Fantasy”
Richard Egarr, conductor and fortepiano
Mireille Asselin, soprano
Kelley O’Connor, alto
Nicholas Phan, tenor
Cody Quattlebaum, bass-baritone
David Belkovski, fortepiano
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale
Bruce Lamott, chorale director
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