October 19
7:30 PM

Piano Fireworks


October 19, 2017 7:30 PM

Piano Fireworks

Francesco Lecce-Chong, Conductor | Conrad Tao, Piano

Mozart: Symphony No. 31, "Paris"

Ravel: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand

Liszt: Totentanz

R. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks

This eclectic program juxtaposes piano pyrotechnics with style and elegance. Mozart’s “Paris” is light and graceful in spirit. Ravel’s concerto, commissioned by a pianist who lost his right arm in World War I, is literally played with just the left hand! Liszt’s Totentanz is a dark and thrilling theme-and-variations for piano and orchestra. Prokofiev’s “Classical” Symphony concludes the evening with sophisticated music that has in-your-face humor and a modern twist.

LOCATION: Hult Center for the Performing Arts


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