Nov 2 - 5, 2017
BEETHOVEN’S FIFTH SYMPHONY
XIAN ZHANG conductor
CONRAD TAO piano
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Thrill to Beethoven’s immortal Fifth, a work that never fails to excite. At 22, pianist Conrad Tao is a rising star; catch him while you can in Bartók’s energizing concerto, composed in New York in 1945.
BEETHOVEN Overture to Coriolan
Ferocious and turbulent, inspired by Shakespeare’s tragedy set in ancient Rome.
BARTÓK Piano Concerto No. 3
By turns bustling and lyrical; Bartók intended the concerto as a surprise birthday present for his wife, a pianist.
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5
Four indelible notes ignite one explosive masterwork.
The Nov 5 performance is generously sponsored by Bank of America.