Santa Barbara Symphony Performances

2019-20 Season

“Eroica” Symphony


Nir Kabaretti, conductor

Sivan Silver & Gil Garburg, piano

Michael Torke: Ash; Brahms/Dünser: Concerto for Piano, Four Hands and String Orchestra (after Brahms, Op. 25); Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55, “Eroica”

“Eroica” Symphony

Israeli pianists Sivan Silver and Gil Garburg have thrilled audiences and critics alike on five continents. This performance will feature a new arrangement for piano four-hands and strings based on Johannes Brahms’ G minor Piano Quartet, Op. 25. Created expressly for the duo, this remarkable piece of music is the work of contemporary Austrian composer Richard Dünser, who combined Brahms’ two original versions of the quartet. Honoring Beethoven’s 250th birthday, the symphony will close the evening with the intensely emotional Symphony No. 3 “Eroica.” This piece stands as a landmark achievement and one of the composers most celebrated works. In the words of the late American composer William Flanagan, “The appearance of no single work has so completely and irretrievably altered the face of art.”

Program Notes

Saturday, January 18, 2020; 8:00 pm

Sunday, January 19, 2020; 3:00 pm

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