Stéphane Denève - Conductor
Nicholas Angelich - Piano
Berlioz - Overture, Roman Carnival, Op. 9
Saint-Saëns - Piano Concerto No. 5 in F major, Op. 103 ("Egyptian")
Connesson - E chiaro nella valle il fiume appare
Respighi - The Pines of Rome
This engaging concert evokes Italy and Egypt (with a French accent). Berlioz presents all the color and excitement of a Roman carnival. Saint-Saëns composed his Fifth Piano Concerto in Luxor (hence the name); Nicholas Angelich serves up its exotic musical flavor with panache. Guillaume Connesson based his new work on a line from the Italian poet Giacomo Leopardi's The Calm after the Storm, while the Italian Respighi paints a landscape portrait as enduring as the Eternal City itself. Stéphane Denève leads our tour-de-force tour.
These concerts will be LiveNote enabled.
These concerts are part of the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ Experience, supported through a generous grant from the Wyncote Foundation.