National Philharmonic: Star-Studded Season Opening
Saturday, October 14, 2017, 8pm
Sunday, October 15, 2017, 3pm
The Music Center
Star-Studded Season Opening
SATURDAY & SUNDAY: Member Encore Q&A
SUNDAY ONLY: Meet the Instruments, 2-2:30pm
Sarah Chang, violin
Zuill Bailey, cello (Saturday only)
Santiago Rodriguez, piano (Sunday only)
Piotr Gajewski, conductor
Beethoven Egmont Overture
Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor
Dvořák Cello Concerto in B minor (Saturday only)
Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor (Sunday only)
Bruch’s romantic Violin Concerto No. 1 is the perfect showcase for award-winning violinist Sarah Chang. On Saturday evening, Oct. 14, Grammy winner Zuill Bailey performs Dvořák’s Cello Concerto in B minor, a late work of glorious beauty that has been called “the King” of cello concertos. On Sunday, Oct. 15, Santiago Rodriguez, who has been called “a phenomenal pianist” (The New York Times), joins the National Philharmonic for Grieg’s most popular work, the Piano Concerto in A minor.
Violinist Sarah Chang’s “gifts are at a level so removed from the rest of us that all we can do is feel the appropriate awe and then wonder on the mysteries of nature.” - The New York Times
Zuill Bailey, a three-time Grammy winner, “is easily one of the finest cellists alive today." - Classical Net
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This concert is not presented by Strathmore.