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Fort Wayne Philharmonic Masterworks 1: Beethoven’s Eroica

October 2, 2021

Show Time: 7:30 pm

Andrew Constantine, conductor

Orion Weiss, piano

Beethoven fills the air as the Season heroically opens with music by one of the most legendary of all composers – Ludwig van Beethoven. Inspired by the ideals of the French Revolution, Beethoven originally dedicated his Eroica Symphony to Napoleon, but in a rage scratched out the dedication on the title page when Bonaparte declared himself emperor.

Beethoven — Leonore Overture No.3, Op. 72
Beethoven — Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
Beethoven — Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55 (Eroica)

Orion Weiss

One of the most sought-after soloists in his generation of young American musicians, the pianist Orion Weiss has performed with the major American orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and New York Philharmonic. His deeply felt and exceptionally crafted performances go far beyond his technical mastery and have won him worldwide acclaim. With a warmth to his playing that reflects his personality, Orion has performed with dozens of orchestras in North America and has dazzled audiences with his passionate, lush sound.