ZHANG CONDUCTS BEETHOVEN’S SEVENTH
XIAN ZHANG conductor
LUKÁŠ VONDRÁČEK piano
GARTH GREENUP trumpet
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Lukáš Vondráček, called “one of the greatest pianistic talents of our times” (Stuttgarter Zeitung), takes on Shostakovich’s intense, brilliant concerto. Prokofiev’s clever First and Beethoven’s stirring Seventh make sparkling companions.
PROKOFIEV Classical Symphony
This playful debut symphony looks back toward Haydn with affection—and more than a hint of irony.
SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Concerto No. 1
Grippingly dramatic, and technically daunting for the soloist. Originally conceived as a double concerto with trumpet, which often acts as a sardonic foil to the piano.
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7
Profound and cascading; the second movement underscores the powerful and emotional apex of Oscar-winning film The King’s Speech.
The March 24 concert is generously sponsored by Novo Nordisk.
The March 25 performance is generously sponsored by Bank of America.
NJSO Accent events in Newark are sponsored by the Prudential Foundation.