Brahms and Mozart

David Afkham - Conductor

Seong-Jin Cho - Piano


Beethoven - Overture, Coriolan

Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466


Brahms - Symphony No. 1

Saturday, November 3, 2018

8:00 pm Verizon Hall

A pair of Philadelphia Orchestra debuts, by two rapidly rising stars: David Afkham on the podium and Seong-Jin Cho at the keyboard. Cho brings his prize-winning technique to Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20. Beethoven's stirring Coriolan Overture was inspired by a play about war and peace in ancient Rome. Brahms was daunted by Beethoven's towering legacy; that may be why it took him so long to finish his majestic Symphony No. 1. For almost 150 years, audiences have agreed it was worth the wait.
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