Watts Plays Beethoven
Carl St.Clair, conductor
André Watts, piano
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 10
Considered one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century and a perennial favorite guest of Pacific Symphony, André Watts returns to the stage with one of Beethoven’s most beloved works – the "Emperor Concerto." A work prized for its serene and tender second movement, Beethoven’s last piano concerto is a testament to the composer’s emotional range. Shostakovich complements the evening with his intense 10th Symphony.