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Masterworks V begins with a world première from contemporary composer Nicky Sohn, the second instance of a co-commissioning project “Embracing 21st Century Voices” between the ASO and Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music.
Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major was his last appearance as a soloist with an orchestra. It’s been called the most admirable, singular, artistic, and complex Beethoven concerto ever, and is a favorite of concert audiences.
American pianist Awadagin Pratt will join the ASO as the soloist. Among his generation of concert artists, pianist Awadagin Pratt is acclaimed for his musical insight and intensity. Mr. Pratt is a strong advocate for music education. A favorite at college and university performing arts series, Mr. Pratt participates in numerous residency and outreach activities wherever he appears. Mr. Pratt has been a frequent visitor as a performer to the White House, most notably during the Clinton and Obama administrations.
Composer Ottorino Respighi debuted his Feste Romane in 1928. Each movement depicts a scene of celebration in ancient and contemporary Rome, specifically gladiators battling to the death, the Christian Jubilee, a harvest and hunt festival, and a festival in the Piazza Navona.
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