Bryn Mawr students are invited to this year's Learning to Listen outing: The Philadelphia Orchestra’s presentation of Beethoven's "Eroica" at the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall on Saturday, April 27.
Round-trip transportation provided, leaving from Pem Arch at 6:50 p.m. Performance at 8 p.m.
Tickets are limited. First come, first served. To reserve your ticket, a $10 deposit must be delivered to the Arts Office in Goodhart Hall. (Arts office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; call ahead to 610-526-5210.) Deposits refunded and tickets delivered on the bus.
Myung-Whun Chung, Conductor | Jonathan Biss, Piano
- Beethoven: Overture to Egmont
- Schumann: Piano Concerto
- Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 ("Eroica")
From the Kimmel Center's event listing: Jonathan Biss once declared himself “a fanatic for every note Schumann wrote.” Reap the benefits as he performs the composer's only piano concerto, strongly championed by his wife, Clara, who played the work's premiere in 1846. From its indelible opening theme to its thundering finale, the “Eroica” Symphony is one of Beethoven's most popular works. It simply must be experienced live; no one does it better than the Fabulous Philadelphians! The internationally acclaimed conductor Myung-Whun Chung is on the podium for this stirring program.
The Coleman Sisters' Learning to Listen Series was established in memory of Elizabeth Coleman Mooney ’48 and in honor of Susan Norton Coleman ’45, who wanted future generations of students to derive the same great pleasure from music as they did. The Series features virtuosic musicians in a salon-like atmosphere with tasty refreshments and informative conversation. Learning to Listen events on the Bryn Mawr campus are free and open to the public.