November 12, 2022; 8:00pm
Presented by the Erie Philharmonic
Diamond Symphony No. 4
Poulenc Concerto for Organ, Timpani and Strings
Cameron Carpenter, organ
Debussy La Mer
November’s concert is a study in color – the instruments of the Philharmonic combine to create vivid sound pictures, and the works on our program form a triptych of contrasting hues. American composer David Diamond’s Symphony No. 4 is a neo-Romantic essay with propulsive rhythms and bold interjections contrasted against delicately painted melodies. His style fuses European and American styles that combine to create a special voice from the twentieth century. We also welcome internationally renown organist Cameron Carpenter back home to northwest Pennsylvania to make his Erie Philharmonic debut in Francis Poulenc’s reverent and powerful Concerto for Organ, Timpani and Strings. With the installation of the Wurlitzer Theatre Organ, finally making its permanent home in the Warner Theatre, Carpenter will surely maximize the kaleidoscopic range of this sensational instrument. The concert culminates in a performance of Debussy’s artful tribute to the sea in La Mer. From dawn to noon on the sea, a play of the waves, and the dialogue of the wind and the sea, La Mer scintillatingly brings the sensations of the ocean to life in a brilliant poetic symphony.
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