May 16 Thu

Beethoven & Sibelius

Thursday Thru Saturday
May 16 - 18 2024

Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Concert Timings:
May 16, 2024, 8:00 pm
May 17, 2024, 8:00 pm
May 18, 2024, 8:00 pm

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Presenting Sponsor:

Absorb the hauntingly beautiful poetic qualities of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, featuring the winner of the 2010 International Chopin Piano Competition, Yulianna Avdeeva. Leonard Bernstein called this concerto “one of the most sublime moments in the history of music.” Contrast that with Sibelius’ energetic and triumphant symphony—and its memorable brass fanfares. Sibelius said, "My second symphony is a confession of the soul."

"Avdeeva, with her strength and virtuosity, dominated the instrument, yet conveyed a sense of intimacy." —Splash Magazines
“[Pianist Yulianna Avdeeva’s] playing was sprightly and lithe and surprising, infusing cutting melodies with warmth and even optimism.” - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

With Image Magnification (IMAG) on the big screen for a closer look at the guest artist, conductor and orchestra musicians!

Musicians from Sol, Soul, Seoul will be performing in the lobby from 7:30 p.m. to 7:55 p.m.

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This concert is sponsored by:

Tianyi Lu, Guest conductor

Elfrida Andrée: Andante quasi recitativo for Strings
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4
- Intermission -
Sibelius: Symphony No. 2

Preview Talk at 7 p.m. with KUSC midday host Alan Chapman

The Thursday Preview Talk will be live-streamed on YouTube.


This series is sponsored by: