November 1-3, 2013
HELZBERG HALL | KAUFFMAN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Michael Stern, music director
Behzod Abduraimov, piano
SCHUMANN Overture, Scherzo, and Finale
SAINT-SAËNS Piano Concerto No. 2
R.STRAUSS Tod und Verklärung,, “Death and Transfiguration”
TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy
This program is a melting pot of rich, emotion-evoking music. Rediscover the beauty of Saint-Saëns’ Second Piano Concerto with the electrifying Behzod Abduraimov, compared by the London press to the legendary pianist Vladimir Horowitz and current sensation Lang Lang. Then, let yourself be captivated by Strauss’ tone poem describing a romantic vision of old age and death, plus Tchaikovsky’s impassioned take on Shakespeare’s tale of star-crossed lovers. This dramatic program will transport you from the opening notes of the great romantic, Robert Schumann, to a stirring and powerful conclusion.
Bravo & Masterworks Series
Join us for Concert Comments one hour prior to the performance time and are hosted by Music Director Michael Stern, Associate Conductor Aram Demirjian, or Executive Director Frank Byrne, and often feature the guest artist performing that particular evening.
Friday's concert sponsored by UMB