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Biss Plays Beethoven

Curtis Symphony Orchestra

Friday
Jan 31, 2020
8:00 PM
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Osmo Vänskä, conductor
Jonathan Biss, piano

SMITH                      f(x) = sin² –1/x
BEETHOVEN         Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73 (“Emperor”)
SIBELIUS                Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43

Beethoven’s masterful “Emperor” Concerto is a monument of musical architecture, drive forward with beautiful flourishes and cascades. Esteemed Curtis piano faculty Jonathan Biss is the soloist, joined by conductor Osmo Vänskä. Also on the program is a new work by Curtis alumna Gabriella Smith. The program soars to a rousing conclusion with Sibelius’s majestic Symphony No. 2.

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Merriam Theater

250 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102

Additional performance at Immaculata University
Thursday, January 30 at 8 p.m.

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