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Beethoven's 7th Symphony

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Thursday, October 15, 2015 – 7:30 PM
Friday, October 16, 2015 – 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 17, 2015 – 8:00 PM

Concert Description

Winner of the exceptionally prized Gilmore Artist Award, Argentinian pianist Ingrid Fliter returns to Detroit in a performance of Mendelssohn's first piano concerto. Hans Graf leads Prokofiev's self-nicknamed "Classical" symphony — a playful neoclassical homage to Haydn — and Beethoven's triumphant seventh symphony.

ConcerTalk (with Rob Boardman 10/15, Steven Whiting 10/16 & 10/17): Get the most out of each Classical concert with informal presentations in Orchestra Hall one hour before the performance begins. Enjoy special guests, lectures, or performances that illuminate the program and provide a behind-the-scenes look at the art of making music!

Robert Boardman is an orchestral conductor with a doctorate from U of M School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. Steven Whiting is Professor of Musicology at the U of M School of Music, Theatre, and Dance.


Artists

Hans Graf, conductor  Bio
Known for his wide range of repertoire and creative programming, the distinguished Austrian conductor Hans Graf is one of today's most highly respected musicians. Hans Graf was chosen to be the Music Director of the Houston Symphony in 2000. Prior to his appointment in Houston, he was the music director of the Calgary Philharmonic for eight seasons and held the same post with the Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine for six years. He also led the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra from 1984 to 1994.

Learn more at www.cmartists.com.
Ingrid Fliter, piano   

Program

PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 1, "Classical"  
MENDELSSOHN Piano Concerto No. 1  


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