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BeethovenNOW: Emanuel Ax

Thursday
Feb 06, 2020, 7:30 PM
Friday
Feb 07, 2020, 8:00 PM
Saturday
Feb 08, 2020, 8:00 PM

 

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Performance Details

Karina Canellakis Conductor
Emanuel Ax Piano

PROGRAM
Di Castri Lineage
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2
(Thursday and Saturday)
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3
(Friday)
INTERMISSION
Lutoslawski Concerto for Orchestra

Beethoven composed “the most positive music ever written,” with every work containing “every emotion known to man,” says Emanuel Ax, who completes our piano concerto cycle. Beethoven made his public debut with his Second Concerto, a dramatic, humorous, ebullient work that announced the young artist's arrival. The muscular Third embodies Beethoven's “proud Prospero-like assertion of his beloved C-minor powers.” (Gramophone) Rising star and Curtis Institute of Music graduate Karina Canellakis makes her Philadelphia Orchestra debut, also leading Canadian composer Zosha Di Castri's 2015 tribute to her grandmother and Lutoslawski's fascinating showpiece for orchestra.

Verizon Hall

Sponsors

Emanuel Ax’s performances are sponsored in part by Robert E. Mortensen.

The February 6 concert is sponsored by Kristen Phillips and Matthew Schreck.

The February 8 concert is sponsored by the Young Friends of The Philadelphia Orchestra.

The February 8 concert is sponsored by

 

Program Notes (Thursday and Saturday)

Program Notes (Friday)

Due to rapidly evolving developments, and in accordance with the City of Philadelphia’s recommendation that all large gatherings be suspended to limit community transmission of COVID-19, all scheduled Philadelphia Orchestra rehearsals, performances, and events through May 10, 2020, are cancelled. Learn more

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