Mar 19 - 20, 2020
CANCELED Beethoven’s Piano Concertos 1 & 5
2019–20 Season—Beethoven’s Birthday Bash
XIAN ZHANG conductor
LOUIS LORTIE piano
Celebrate the composer’s 250th birthday with a Beethoven Bash! An audacious NJSO debut: one of the most acclaimed pianists today, artist-in-residence Louis Lortie, performs all five Beethoven piano concertos across two programs in a can’t-miss weekend. (See also Beethoven’s Piano Concertos 2, 3 & 4)
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1
Beethoven was considered a great pianist in his time, and this early showcase for his own talent holds an affectionate nod to his hero, Haydn.
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”
Full of Beethoven’s most beautiful melodies and powerful rhythms, his final piano concerto more than earns its regal title.