ZHANG CONDUCTS BEETHOVEN & HAYDN
XIAN ZHANG conductor
PEDJA MUZIJEVIC piano
ERIC WYRICK violin
JONATHAN SPITZ cello
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
A captivating program of intriguing textures, from chamber music to full symphony! Beethoven’s Triple Concerto showcases the talents of NJSO Concertmaster Eric Wyrick, Principal Cello Jonathan Spitz and pianist Pedja Muzijevic.
HAYDN Adagio from Piano Trio No. 40
In private, the composer and his musically inclined mistress played this tender piece together. Haydn included it in his Symphony No. 102 as a secret message of devotion.
BEETHOVEN Triple Concerto
A most distinctive concerto: piano trio and orchestra. Intimate interplay, grand statements.
HAYDN Symphony No. 102
One of his noblest creations. Filled with vitality, tenderness and wit.
STRAUSS Suite from Der Rosenkavalier
Vibrant waltzes interspersed with the music of a lover’s ardor make Der Rosenkavalier a listener’s dream and a splendid showcase for the gifts of Xian Zhang.
NJSO Accent events in Newark are sponsored by the Prudential Foundation.