Beethoven’s piano concertos place the soloist as a direct protagonist to the orchestra — a role he regularly took himself when performing the five he wrote. We welcome Swiss pianist and 2012 Leeds International Piano Competition winner Louis Schwizgebel to interpret Beethoven’s 2nd Piano Concerto. Just back from Italy, Mendelssohn filled his Fourth Symphony with life-affirming Mediterranean sun and spirit. Bedřich Smetana created a powerful expression of Czech national spirit in the set of symphonic poems Má vlast (My Homeland), our opening music, perhaps best known for The Moldau.
- James Feddeck, conductor
- Louis Schwizgebel, piano
- Smetana: Má vlast (My Homeland): Sárka and Vlitava (The Moldau)
- Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major
- Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A major (Italian)
Soundcheck Post-Concert Lounge
Post-Concert on the Piano Nobile
All Soundcheck members and their guest are invited to an exclusive post-concert lounge and reception on the Piano Nobile following Beethoven, Mendelssohn and a New Virtuoso on Friday, April 1. Resident Conductor Julian Pellicano will lead a panel discussion and Q&A with guest conductor James Feddeck, piano soloist Louis Schwizgebel about the evening’s concert. Then, DJ’s Tony Neu and Joel not Noel will lay down some tunes while you can hang out and enjoy a complimentary reception and chat with our musicians.