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The Titans of the Classics: Beethoven and Shostakovich
September 14, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Classic Series I
Beethoven: Concerto No. 5
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5
Guest Artist Philippe Bianconi
The Power of 5!
There’s something about fifths in musical literature. So many composers are recognized after writing their fifth symphony or concerto, including Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, Mendelssohn, Mahler, Beethoven and Shostakovich. This concert features two of those titans-Beethoven’s Emperor or fifth piano concerto and Shostakovich’s fifth symphony.
Philippe Bianconi, a perennial favorite of Beaumont audiences, will return to treat our audiences with his majestic playing. Prize winner of the famed Van Cliburn Piano Competition, Bianconi’s treatment of Beethoven’s melodies brings the music alive with color and passion, all through technical wizardry.
Shostakovich’s fifth packs a powerful political statement. Come hear the variety of emotions through the composer’s masterful scoring! A powerful concert to launch a phenomenal season!
Single Ticket sales will begin September 3, 2019!
Guest Artist Sponsor: Regina Rogers