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Emanuel Ax Plays Beethoven

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Friday, November 9, 2018 – 10:45 AM
Friday, November 9, 2018 – 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 10, 2018 – 8:00 PM
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Concert Description

The Washington Post describes the artistry of Emanuel Ax as “thoughtful, lyrical, lustrous…” Ax performs Beethoven’s youthful First Piano Concerto, while Cristian Măcelaru conducts “Play” by Andrew Norman. Norman is one of today’s most brilliant – and popular – composers. His work reflects our time and has been hailed by The New York Times for its “daring juxtapositions and dazzling colors.”


Cristian Macelaru, conductor  Bio

Winner of the 2014 Solti Conducting Award, Cristian Măcelaru has established himself as one of the fast-rising stars of the conducting world.  With every concert he displays an exciting and highly regarded presence, thoughtful interpretations and energetic conviction on the podium. Recently appointed Conductor-in-Residence of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Mr. Mǎcelaru has conducted the Philadelphia Orchestra in subscription concerts three times in recent seasons, including on his own January 2014 program and having stepped in unexpectedly to replace Jaap van Zweden in April 2013 and Pablo Heras-Casado in December 2013.  He came to public attention in February 2012 when he conducted the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as a replacement for Pierre Boulez in performances met with critical acclaim.

Learn more at macelaru.com.

Emanuel Ax, piano   Bio
Born in Lvov, Poland, Emanuel Ax moved to Winnipeg, Canada, with his family when he was a young boy. He studied at The Juilliard School and Columbia University capturing public attention in 1974 when he won the first Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Tel Aviv. In 1975 he won the Michaels Award of Young Concert Artists, followed four years later by the coveted Avery Fisher Prize. Highlights of this past season included return visits to the orchestras of Cleveland, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Atlanta and Toronto.

Learn more at www.opus3artists.com.


DVORÁK Carnival Overture  
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1