No less a pianist than the virtuoso Franz Liszt told Edvard Grieg “You carry on, my friend; you have the real stuff in you. And don’t ever let them frighten you!” upon previewing the younger man’s first (and only) piano concerto. This splendid masterpiece, with its sincere melodies and warm sonorities, has offered vigorous poetry to listeners ever since.
Winner of the 2018 Sir George Solti Conducting Award and now earning international acclaim, Roderick Cox takes the podium for the rich, mysterious, and bold virtuosity of the Third Symphony of Brahms. Plus, American composer James Lee III offers is newest work for its world premiere.
JAMES LEE III: Emotive Transformations (World Premiere) (2/1 only)
EDVARD GRIEG: Piano Concerto
JOHANNES BRAHMS: Symphony No. 3
Anna Petrova, piano
Roderick Cox, guest conductor
-Friday Concert Talk begins at 10:00 AM in Whitney Hall hosted by Classical 90.5 WUOL.
-Saturday Concert Talk begins at 6:45 PM in Whitney Hall hosted by Classical 90.5 WUOL.
-On Saturday the Bluegrass Motorsport Donor Lounge is open in the Mary Anderson Room before the concert and at intermission.
SCENE at the Center, our small plates eatery, offers bar and food service two hours prior to most performances in Whitney Hall and the Bomhard Theater. Kitchen service ends as the curtain rises, but beverage service will continue throughout the performances and extend through midnight on Friday and Saturday nights.