MW1

Emperor


September 24, 2017  •  4:00 pm

@ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

Daniel Meyer,  conductor
Yefim Bronfman,  piano

 

Beethoven         Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”
Liszt         Les préludes
Rimsky-Korsakov      Capriccio espagnol

We open our 2017-2018 season with Beethoven’s beloved “Emperor” Concerto, a work that continues to astonish audiences with its expansiveness and energy. We then feature the virtuosity of our own musicians in two iconic masterworks. Liszt’s Les préludes is his most popular tone poem, harnessing the rich sounds of each section of the orchestra. Rimsky-Korsakov, on the other hand, created a sparkling orchestral suite, which spotlights the individual soloists of the orchestra as well as each section on its own. It caps a night celebrating the mastery of a world-class soloist a well as our own terrific soloists within the ranks of the ASO. —Daniel Meyer

Marc-André Hamelin
Piano
Pianist Marc-André Hamelin is known worldwide for his unrivaled blend of consummate musicianship and brilliant technique in the great works of the established repertoire, as well as for his intrepid exploration of the rarities of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries – in concert and on disc.

Hamelin was honored with the 2014 Echo Klassik Instrumentalist of Year (Piano) and Disc of the Year by Diapason magazine and Classica magazine for his three-disc set, Busoni: Late Piano Music; and an album of his own compositions, Hamelin: Études. His études album also earned him a ninth GRAMMY Award nomination in 2010 and a first prize from the German Record Critics’ Association.

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