BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO. 7
A Jacobs Masterworks Concert
MICHAEL IPPOLITO: Nocturne
GRIEG: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
Joyce Yang, one of the most acclaimed pianists of her generation, returns to Copley Symphony Hall to perform music of Edvard Grieg as the first concert in her two-week residency on our Jacobs Masterworks opening. Ludwig van Beethoven’s immortal Seventh Symphony concludes the program.
The San Diego Union-Tribune has just published a charming story about pianist Joyce Yang and her experiences with synesthesia and San Diego's taco scene.
Programs, artists, dates, prices and availability are subject to change.
A Note from the Creative Consultant:
Nocturne is colorful and extroverted orchestral music by one of Edo de Waart's favorite young American composers, Michael Ippolito. The work is inspired by the beautiful painting of the same name by the great Catalan artist Joan Miró. (The painting can be seen here.) Ippolito himself has spoken about this piece.
Edvard Grieg's Piano Concerto is certainly one of the most popular concertos ever written. Grieg is Norway's national composer, and the last movement of this concerto reflects his fascination with Norwegian folk music - especially dance music played on the Hardanger fiddle (which can be heard here). Grieg wrote the piece when he was 24 years old; it was the only concerto he ever completed, though he kept revising throughout his life!
Certainly one of the best loved symphonies in the whole orchestral repertory, Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 was astonishing when it first appeared; its daring modernism and concentration amazed its first hearers, and continues to impress audiences and film directors today:
- Gerard McBurney