Chopin Pianist Brian Ganz Back With the National Phil
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The last date listed for National Philharmonic With Brian Ganz was Sunday March 9, 2014 / 3:00pm.
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Known worldwide as one of the most remarkable prodigies of her generation, violinist Sarah Chang has grown from a promising talent into a mature artist of the highest order. Once named Gramophone's Young Artist of the Year, her fresh musical insights, technical virtuosity and intensity of emotion are mesmerizing, especially in a live concert setting. For this performance at Strathmore, she plays Vivaldi's most popular work, his Four Seasons, a set of four short violin concertos that are filled with dazzling effects mimicking natural phenomena such as storms, wind, thunder and rain, as well as bird calls. Chang's 2007 CD of the work attracted international acclaim, with BBC Music Magazine stating, "She has never made a finer recording." She'll also perform Strauss' adagio for strings, Metamorphosen, which he wrote during the closing days of World War II as an elegy for the destruction of Munich, including the historic National Theatre opera house. Learn More
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This was a wonderful night at symphony, with one minor exception. The pre-concert lecture by the NPSO, Associate Conductor, did its job in providing insight into the composers and the works to be performed. Brian Ganz was brilliant as soloist in the Chopin concerto. The Mozart symphony was solid. The only weakness on the program--and it was insignificant--was the brief work that opened the program, an attempt to present the contribution of a 19th century Polish nationalist composer. Once it was over, the real concert began. It was worth the wait.
A free pre-performance lecture will be offered in the Concert Hall at 6:45pm on March 8th and at 1:45pm on March 9th.