This article was submitted by the NSPO
Ludwig von Beethoven’s epic Symphony No. 3, “Eroica” headlines the program when the North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra takes to the stage for their Winter Concert Sunday, February 10 at Swampscott High School auditorium.
Concert time: 3 p.m.
Music Director Robert Lehmann will also conduct Dvorak’s Violin Concerto featuring soloist Irina Muresanu, and Mozart’s “Overture to Don Giovanni” rounds out the program.
Tickets will be on sale on the day of the concert for $20, $15 for seniors and students, and children under 12 are admitted free. Tickets can be purchased in advance through the NSPO’s website at www.nspo.org.
The concert’s featured soloist, Irina Muresanu, brings an international flair and extraordinary talent to the concert. The Romanian-born Ms, Muresanu has been praised for her exciting, elegant and heartfelt performances of the classic, romantic and modern repertoire. The Boston Globe lauded her as “not just a performer, but an artist. ” She has achieved international acclaim as she has performed recently throughout North America, Europe, and Asia enjoyed recent solo engagements with the Boston Pops, the Miami Symphony Orchestra, Montreal’s Metropolitan Orchestra, the Orchestra de la Suisse Romande of Geneva, among others.
“We are honored to have a soloist of Ms. Muresanu’s stature and talent,” commented NSPO Music Director Robert Lehmann. “Our audience will have the chance to witness a violinist of exquisite talent who has won competitions throughout the world. She will bring the beautiful Dvorak Violin concerto to remarkable heights, I am sure.”
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 is renowned in the history of classical music. Its sheer length set it apart from the great works of his predecessors, and the work was hailed for his emotional character as it ushered in classical music’s Romantic period.
The concert opens with an equally-acclaimed masterpiece, Mozart's Overture to Don Giovani. While the opera is long-recognized as a fixture in opera houses throughout the world, the Overture is celebrated as a stand-alone masterpiece for its depth and drama.