<March 2019>

Beethoven's Third Concerto

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Thursday, May 3, 2018 – 7:30 PM
Friday, May 4, 2018 – 10:45 AM
Saturday, May 5, 2018 – 8:00 PM
This program will be live webcast Saturday, May 5
at 8:00 pm EDT (GMT-4) on dso.org/live.
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Concert Description

Having moved to Vienna in 1792 intending to study with Haydn, Beethoven soon grew weary of his lessons, and was left uninspired. More alluring were Mozart’s melodies and rhythms. Beethoven found himself more at home following the late Mozart’s footsteps, whose spirit still echoed throughout the city. That influence is evident in Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto, which pays tribute to Mozart, while still blazing its own trail.

This performance is made possible with generous support from the Bonnie Ann and Robert C. Larson Guest Pianist Fund.

ConcerTalk 5/3 at 6:30 PM & 5/5 at 7 PM: 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! In this iteration, composer Yaniv Segal will speak about the program.

DETROIT RUSH: Now available online!
Detroit residents can reserve best available seating for just $20 at this and other qualifying Classical Series performances.
Use code RUSH17DT when selecting seats, or call the Box Office at 313.576.5111 M-F, 9 AM - 5 PM for phone assistance.
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Detroit Rush pricing is not available for previously purchased tickets.


John Storgårds, conductor  Bio

John Storgårds is the Chief Conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, and was recently announced as the Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra for the20 12/2013 season. John Storgårds is one of Finland's exceptional artists and has taken the classical music world by storm in recent decades. He has a dual career as a conductor and violin virtuoso, and is widely recognized for his creative flair for programming and commitment to contemporary music. He additionally holds the title of Artistic Director of the Chamber Orchestra of Lapland, giving some of Europe's most imaginative concerts north of the Arctic Circle.

Louis Lortie, piano   Bio

Louis Lortie studied in Montreal with Yvonne Hubert (a pupil of the legendary Alfred Cortot), in Vienna with Beethoven specialist Dieter Weber, and subsequently with Schnabel disciple Leon Fleisher. He made his debut with the Montreal Symphony at the age of 13; three years later, his first appearance with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra led to an historic tour of the People's Republic of China and Japan. In 1984, he won First Prize in the Busoni Competition and was also prizewinner at the Leeds Competition. In 1992, he was named Officer of the Order of Canada, and received both the Order of Quebec and an honorary doctorate from Université Laval. He has lived in Berlin since 1997 and also has homes in Canada and Italy.


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