Under the baton of Music Director Darrell Lee Music the Stow Symphony Orchestra will present an all-Beethoven concert at the Tallmadge Alliance Church, 1155 East Ave, Tallmadge, on March 7 at 7:30 p.m.
The concert features three of the eminent composer's works.
In the Egmont Overture, Beethoven expressed his own political concerns through the exaltation of the heroic sacrifice of a man condemned to death for having taken a valiant stand against oppression. The overture is one of the last works of Beethoven's middle period and, in a style similar to the Fifth Symphony, has become as famous a composition as the Coriolan Overture.
Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto is an impressive, inspiring work, especially considering the circumstances in which it was written. Composed at various times over the course of several years, between 1799 and 1802, Beethoven was starting to come to the realization that the hearing problems he had been having were more than just a temporary problem. Contrary to the feelings of dismay that Beethoven was having at the time, the Third Piano Concerto is full of triumph, beauty, and light-hearted humor.
The soloist, Greta Pasztor, is a graduate student pursuing Master of Music degrees from Kent State University in Piano Performance and Choral CoSTOW. Born in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, she started playing the piano at the age of 6. She earned her bachelor's degrees in keyboard performance and music theory from Baldwin Wallace University in 2018. Her recent activities and achievements include winning the KSU Concerto Competition (2019), participating in the Brevard Music Festival (2018), and in the Kent-Blossom Music Festival (2019).
The Fifth Symphony is one of the best-known compositions in classical music and one of the most frequently played symphonies, and it is widely considered one of the cornerstones of Western music. E. T. A. Hoffmann described the symphony as "one of the most important works of the time." The symphony, and the four-note opening motif in particular, are known worldwide, with the motif appearing frequently in popular culture, from disco versions to rock and roll covers, to uses in film and television
Prior to the concert, Music will share his insights into the Fifth Symphony.
Tickets for the concert are priced at $12 for adults, and $9 for seniors and students. Children younger than 12 are admitted free. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door. Pre-sale is available at www.StowOrchestra.org/tickets.htm, or by calling 330-678-0029. For group rates call 330-678-0029. For details, visit www.stoworchestra.org.