Beethoven and Brahms
May 4 – 7, 2023
FABIO LUISI conducts
FRANCESCO PIEMONTESI piano
LIDO PIMIENTA vocals
ANGĆLICA NEGRĆN āArquitectaā | World Premiere
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3
BRAHMS Symphony No. 4
This weekend, Fabio Luisi and the DSO bring out one of the first works in which Beethoven takes on the heroic ideal, shaking his fist at the world, with his Piano Concerto No. 3 performed by pianist Francecso Piemontesi. We journey from the youthful optimism of Brahmsās First Piano Concerto (performed earlier in the season) to his Fourth Symphony, filled with grandeur as he presents his final essay in symphonic form. Yet, like all great tragedies, the Fourth is cathartic which might explain the popularity of his dark, troubling last symphonic work. To open, DSOās Composer-in-Residence AngĆ©lica NegrĆ³n offers the world premiere of her work for voice and orchestra, with Canadian Colombian singer, curator and interdisciplinary artist Lido Pimienta, describing the maternal spirit and the weight of caring for family and home.
NOTE: The DSO will record this weekendās performances of Brahms Symphony No. 4 for a future audio release.
Join us after the concert on Friday for Meet the Musicians! You’ll have a chance to speak with Dallas Symphony musicians in a casual happy hour setting and learn more about members of the orchestra.
Our Dallas Symphony Young Professionals will be in attendance to this performance. Learn more about how to become involved in DSO YP here!
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