Our 2020 celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday continues with this season-opening concert, which launches a cycle of Beethoven’s piano concertos featuring world-renowned pianists.
British pianist Stephen Hough returns to perform Beethoven’s monumental Emperor Concerto, a virtuosic showpiece for a solo pianist with orchestra that premiered in 1811.
Brahms shows us his lighter side with one of his most popular pieces - a raucous, tongue-in-cheek medley celebrating student merriment.
Maestro Fischer rounds out the program with music from a tall tale operas by Weber as well as a symphonic poem depicting Elgar’s trip to the Italian Riviera in 1903.
Experience a behind-the-scenes look at the process of bringing our concerts to the stage during our Finishing Touches rehearsals. Tickets include complimentary light refreshments in the lobby prior to the start of the rehearsal. This is a working rehearsal and selections from the weekend’s program will be made at the discretion of the conductor.
This program was updated on April 29, 2020. Strauss’ “Die Frau Ohne Schatten” Suite was replaced with Brahms’ “Academic Festival Overture.”
WEBER: Overture to Abu Hassan
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor”
BRAHMS: Academic Festival Overture
ELGAR: In the South (Alassio)
GENERAL AGE GUIDELINE: Individuals ages five and older are welcome at this performance. Parents should ensure their children are able to sit quietly through the performance without disturbing others around them. No babes in arms will be admitted.
LATE SEATING POLICY: Late seating will be at an appropriate break in the concert, to be determined at a later date, or at intermission. More information on our late and re-entry policies is found here.
Artists and programs are subject to change. No refunds.