Pianist Orion Weiss and The Bavarian Philharmonic perform at the College's Norton Center
RELEASED: October 18, 2007
DANVILLE, KY—At age 25, Orion Weiss is already considered among the next generation of great artists in classical music. A recent review in The Cincinnati Enquirer said of him: "Every so often, a talent comes along that is so natural, genuine and exciting you can hardly believe your ears." Weiss performed Beethoven’s Fifth Piano Concerto ("The Emperor") with the Bavarian Philharmonic at Newlin Hall in Centre's Norton Center for the Arts on Tuesday night.
The Bavarian Philharmonic was founded in 1997 and is unique in its cooperative approach to management and music making. The orchestra is comprised of musicians from Germany’s leading orchestras, and its working method is said to resemble a workshop in which the conductor and the musicians are equally involved in the preparation of the music.
According to critics, "This process guarantees an entrancingly lively but uncompromising and complete experience for both the musicians and the audience alike." Led by "triple threat" musician, activist and enthusiast Enoch Zu Guttenburg, this concert with one of Europe's most elite symphonic orchestras promises to be something special.
Mozart’s overture to "Don Giovanni"and Beethoven’s "Eroica" symphony also appeared on the program.
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