SHOSTAKOVICH Festive Overture
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1
ELGAR Symphony No. 1
It is one of Beethoven’s first masterpieces. The youthful First Piano Concerto confirms the young composer’s genius. Pianist John Lill—internationally acclaimed for his performances of Beethoven—will illuminate the music with his unique insight. RPO Conductor Laureate Christopher Seaman returns to conduct the regal First Symphony of Sir Edward Elgar and celebrate his 70th birthday. “I can only write when the spirit moves me,” Elgar once commented. But when he was inspired, his music would move an entire kingdom.
Pre-Concert Chat one hour before the performance.
Included in Phils packages: A, C & F
Note: Due to high demand for tickets, we are only accepting subscriber exchanges into this concert until Friday, September 16, 2011. After that date, we will no longer allow exchanges into these performances.
The Philharmonics Series is sponsored by
Concert sponsored by The Elaine P. and Richard U. Wilson Foundation.
Christopher Seaman's appearance is made possible by Barbara and Patrick Fulford and the Conductor Laureate Society.
John Lill's performance is made possible by the Alfred Davis and Brunhilde Knapp Artists Performance Fund.