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National Symphony Orchestra: Jiri Belohlávek, conductor: Igor Levit, piano, plays Beethoven / Works by Mozart & Martinu

National Symphony Orchestra: Jiri Belohlávek, conductor: Igor Levit, piano, plays Beethoven / Works by Mozart & Martinu

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - Saturday, November 21, 2015

National Symphony Orchestra

Jirí Belohlávek returns to the NSO to conduct Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5, "Emperor," featuring the NSO debut of pianist Igor Levit. The program also includes Mozart's Symphony No. 38 and Martinu's Symphony No. 6.

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Jirí Belohlávek, who possesses "a masterful and enthusing hand" (The Telegraph), returns to the NSO to conduct Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5, "Emperor," featuring the NSO debut of pianist Igor Levit, renowned for his "technical brilliance, tonal allure, [and] intellectual drive" (The New Yorker). The program also includes Mozart's Symphony No. 38 and Martinu's Symphony No. 6. 

"When, at the age of five, I heard Beethoven's magnificent 5th Piano Concerto, I knew then that I wanted to be a pianist. I'm still moved by the majesty of the concerto's opening, touched by the sublime slow movement, enthralled by the magical transition to the finale, and feel the concluding rondo is among the most joyous pieces of music of I've ever experienced."
--Lambert Orkis, NSO principal keyboard


Performance Timing: Part One - 54 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Part Two - 38 min.

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