MCGEGAN CONDUCTS BEETHOVEN & MENDELSSOHN
NICHOLAS MCGEGAN conductor (pictured)
ROBERT LEVIN piano
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Nicholas McGegan charms from the podium, conducting music that is his forté, while Robert Levin brings a scholar’s authority and a performer’s passion to the keyboard.
HANDEL Suite No. 2 in D Major from Water Music
Rousing and festive; premiered on a barge on the river Thames, it was written as a present for King George I.
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1
This breathtaking, audacious concerto is challenging for players and rewarding for listeners.
A stunning feat of improvisation, Levin channels Ludwig on the spot from themes submitted by audience members.
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 5, “Reformation”
Celestial harmonies resound through this grand and exciting work, right up to the roof-raising final chords.