Celebrate spring with a selection of music that symbolizes the season. Schumann’s Symphony No. 1 is a profound piece that was the composer’s fertile debut into symphonic repertoire. It was sketched in an astonishing four days, and orchestrated in just under a month. Anton Kuerti, one of the most recorded pianists of our time, lends his touch to Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”, a powerful piece shrouded in history, as it is the last piano concerto Beethoven would ever compose. Rimsky-Korsakov’s Russian Easter Overture honours the holy holiday through resurrecting classical liturgical themes.
Kristian Alexander | conductor
André Laplante | pianist
Alexa Petrenko | host (Classical 96.3 FM radio)
Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian Easter Overture, Op. 36
Beethoven, Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 5 "Emperor"
Schumann, Symphony No. 1 in B flat major, Op. 38 "Spring"
7:15 p.m. Pre-concert talk in the foyer of Markham Theatre
Intermission discussion with Alexa Petrenko and André Laplante
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