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Payare leads Brahms' 'Symphony No. 1' at The Shell
Artists and Repertoire:
Rafael Payare, conductor
Marc-André Hamelin, piano
Richard Wagner: Prelude & Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
Franz Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 2 in A Major
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68
About the program:
The exquisitely romantic Second Piano Concerto by Liszt is performed by the great Lisztian, Marc-André Hamelin, whom the New York Times hailed as “A performer of near-superhuman technical prowess.” Music Director Rafael Payare leads the Orchestra in Brahms’ Symphony No. 1, featuring one of the most famous openings in Romantic music, with the deep throbbing bass like a heartbeat, and a great arc of melody rising and falling — it seems so inevitable, so strong a way to begin this symphony.
Note: gates for the Thursday performance will open at 6pm.