Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Jan Lisiecki - Piano
Wagner - Prelude to Act I of Lohengrin
Grieg - Piano Concerto
Dvorak - Symphony No. 7
Friday, August 16, 2019
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Making his SPAC debut is 23 year-old Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki who has won acclaim for his extraordinary interpretive maturity, distinctive sound, and poetic sensibility. The New York Times has called him “a pianist who makes every note count.” Lisiecki’s insightful interpretations, refined technique, and natural affinity for art give him a musical voice that belies his age. He will perform Grieg’s Piano Concerto, marking the first time that the piece has been played on SPAC’s stage in more than a decade.
Under the baton of beloved conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the program will also feature Dvorak’s impassioned Symphony No.7, considered one of his towering achievements, and Wagner’s Prelude to Act I of Lohengrin.