National Symphony Orchestra: Christoph Eschenbach, conductor: Tzimon Barto, piano, plays Rihm's Piano Concerto / Works by Berlioz & Dvorák
Known for "brilliant fireworks" (Washington Post), Tzimon Barto plays a U.S. premiere NSO co-commissioned piano concerto by Wolfgang Rihm. Also on the program: Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique and Dvorák's Carnival Overture.
- Jan. 15 - 17, 2015
- Concert Hall
- $10.00 - $85.00
London's The Guardian calls composer Wolfgang Rihm "one of the most radical figures writing today." His new piano concerto, created for the "brilliant fireworks" (The Washington Post) of Tzimon Barto and co-commissioned by the NSO, enjoys its world premiere at this summer's Salzburg Festival before coming to Washington. Raves NSO concertgoer Alex S.: "Kudos to the NSO for commissioning new works that help redefine the concert experience!" Also on the program: Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique and Dvorák's Carnival Overture.
Eric Shin, NSO principal percussion, on Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique:
"Symphony fantastique is an authoritative example of musical storytelling. From multiple timpanists to dueling bass drums, Berlioz gave special treatment to the percussionists. The distant tolling of church bells is one of my favorite moments."
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