National Philharmonic: Russian Evening with Leon Fleisher
Saturday, January 30, 2010 at 8:00 PM
Music Center at Strathmore
Leon Fleisher, piano
Piotr Gajewski, conductor
Leon Fleisher performs Prokofiev’s demanding left-hand piano concerto, commissioned by philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein’s brother Paul, a concert pianist who lost his right arm in World War I. Come under the spell of Mussorgsky’s celebrated orchestral tone poem that portrays a spooky, nocturnal witches’ Sabbath, and listen to strains of Tchaikovsky’s heartbreaking final symphony.
MUSSORGSKY Night on Bald Mountain
PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 4
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6, “Pathetique”
Sponsored by Ameriprise Financial.
Kids ages 7-17 are free. Please call the Strathmore Ticket Office directly at (301) 581-5100 to purchase "Kids Free" tickets. "Kids Free" tickets are not available for online purchase.
National Philharmonic will offer special free pre-concert lectures about the history and acoustics of the Music Center in Room 309 of the Education Center at 7:00PM.
Run Time: approximately 105 minutes plus 20 minute intermission.