All concerts begin at 7:30 pm and are preceded at 6:30 pm by Musically Speaking, a free pre-concert discussion that provides entertaining insight into the evening’s program.
The VSO’s 84th season opens with VSO Music Director Jaime Laredo leading the VSO in an intensely beautiful work by George Walker, the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. The legendary Peter Serkin performs Béla Bartók’s 3rd piano concerto, his final composition which was widely regarded as one of his masterpieces. Brahms’ beloved fourth symphony will send you out singing!
GEORGE WALKER – Lyric for Strings
BARTOK – Piano Concerto No. 3
BRAHMS – Symphony No. 4
Jaime Laredo, conductor
Peter Serkin, piano
Peter Serkin holds a singular place among today’s classical music artists, admired equally for his performance of established repertoire and as a consummate interpreter of contemporary music. His music-making demonstrates keen understanding of the masterworks of J.S. Bach as well as an exceptional grasp of diverse musical styles, ranging from Stravinsky to Messiaen, Tōru Takemitsu and Oliver Knussen.
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