The Arapahoe Philharmonic (AP) presents its second installment of “Symphonic Triumphs,” reflecting themes of despair and renewal, triumph over adversity, through works by Dmitri Shostakovich, Ludwig van Beethoven and Sarah Kirkland Snider Saturday, Nov. 3, at Fisher Auditorium on the Englewood High School Campus, 3800 S. Logan Street, Englewood. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and is preceded by a talk with music director Devin Patrick Hughes at 6:45 p.m.
The organization will also hold its annual silent auction starting at 6:30 p.m. and throughout the concert’s intermission, featuring dozens of donated items, certificates and experiences from individuals, organizations and businesses across the state.
Fidelio, Beethoven’s only opera, tells the story of devoted wife, Leonore, who disguises herself as a male prison guard, Fidelio, to rescue her husband from certain death as a political prisoner. The work had a rocky start, with performances impacted by conflict and production issues, and each time Beethoven tried to revive the work he created a new overture for the opera. The 1805 premiere opened with what is now known as Leonore Overture No. 2, and the 1806 revival – a shortened two-act version – opened with the grand and dramatic Leonore Overture No. 3. While often considered the most musically engaging of the four overtures Beethoven composed for the opera, the piece didn’t work in operatic context and has been most often performed in concert.
Sarah Kirkland Snider has been hailed as “one of the decade’s more gifted, up-and-coming modern classical composers” (Pitchfork) and “a potentially significant voice on the American music landscape” (Philadelphia Inquirer). Her compositions have been described as “haunting” and “strikingly beautiful.”
Something for the Dark was commissioned and premiered by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and has received performances by orchestras across the country.
Single tickets and season ticket packages, offering discounted pricing and a number of additional benefits, are available. Pricing and benefits are outlined on our website at arapahoe-phil.org/events/buy-tickets.
The AP offers a “Pay Your Age” package for young adults age 18 to 35. This subscription offer includes four tickets that can be used to attend any of our full orchestra concerts for just the cost of the purchaser’s age. It’s priced to entice and give maximum flexibility to young classical music lovers. Some restrictions, which are outlined on our website, do apply.
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