Nothing encapsulates the high-class fashions and devil-may-care attitudes of the Jazz Age like George Gershwin’s music for the concert hall. Conducting these virtuoso showpieces from the piano, Wayne Marshall leads the orchestra through Gershwin’s affectionate, jazz-filled postcard from 1920s Paris.
For decades, legendary composer and performer Yanni has excited audiences with his dynamic live performances. Now, Yanni will give fans an intimate look at his body of work with Pure Yanni. Forgoing the big production, Yanni will settle in for an evening of piano and conversation, giving his audiences the chance to ask questions and enjoy free-form discussion with him. Yanni has brought hundreds of millions of fans and fellow world citizens together via his concerts. His iconic performances at the Acropolis in Greece, the Taj Mahal in India, the Forbidden City in China, the Royal Albert Hall in England and El Morro in Puerto Rico have crossed countless borders and resonated with billions across the globe.
John Adams’ Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes? is a new mind-bending concerto featuring pianist Jeremy Denk, praised by The New York Times as “one of his generation’s most eloquent and thoughtful interpreters.” In City Noir, Adams populates a gritty symphony with inspiration found in Los Angeles.
When considered as a complete set, Beethoven’s five sonatas for cello and piano are a chronicle of his evolution as a composer. Nos. 1 and 2 reflect his early adoration for Mozart and Haydn, while No. 3 presents an equal relationship between the instruments that was ahead of its time. Finally, Nos. 4 and 5 demonstrate Beethoven’s late-career defiance of traditional musical forms.