Beethoven and Bartók

March 12, 2020Thursday | 8:00 pm | Neel PAC
March 13, 2020Friday | 8:00 pm | Van Wezel
March 14, 2020Saturday | 8:00 pm | Van Wezel
March 15, 2020Sunday | 2:30 pm | Van Wezel


KODÁLY    Dances of Galánta

BEETHOVEN    Piano Concerto No. 4

BARTÓK    Concerto for Orchestra

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Keith Lockhart

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A pianist you want to hear no matter what he performs, in whatever combination.

The New York Times
Hear Bartók’s music alongside his idol Beethoven in a virtuosic showcase led by Keith Lockhart, longtime Boston Pops conductor and Artistic Director of the Brevard Music Festival. The program features critically-acclaimed soloist Jeremy Denk,“a pianist you want to hear no matter what he performs,” according to The New York Times, in Beethoven’s famously challenging Piano Concerto No. 4. The evening opens with Kodály’s Dances of Galánta, a nostalgic trip down memory lane to the composer’s childhood in a Slovakian town. Bartók’s iconic and exhilarating Concerto for Orchestra will provide a breathtaking end to this dazzling program.


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