Brahms’ colossal Second Piano Concerto interlaces tremendous virtuosity with the haunting lyricism that is one of his great calling cards. Surprisingly, it also features one of the most beautiful cello solos ever written. Music from Janáček’s lighthearted opera, Cunning Little Vixen, opens the evening and is followed by Lutosławski’s beautiful and profound Symphony No. 4. This program touches every emotion imaginable.
JanáČek: Cunning Little Vixen Suite
lutosŁawski: Symphony No. 4
brahmsPiano: Concerto No. 2
Courtney Lewis, conductor
Natasha Paremski, piano