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SSO with Emanuel Ax: mastery coupled with humanity

By Bernard Jacobson | The Seattle Times

When Emanuel Ax plays Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto, any participating orchestra’s principal cellist can expect to be accorded an equal place in the spotlight. It was heartwarming, at Benaroya Hall on Thursday evening, to observe the pianist’s insistent inclusion of Efe Baltacigil in his acceptance of the audience’s plaudits. Read more …

John Adams’ ‘Absolute Jest’ in San Francisco

By Mark Swed | Los Angeles Times

When John Adams was a young composer and conductor in San Francisco in the early ’70s, he would often perform the experimental music of John Cage and other radicals, which was the hip thing to do at the time. But he has said that all that avant-garde business could leave him musically dissatisfied, and he’d go home and put on recordings of late Beethoven string quartets.
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    September 23, 2017

    St. Louis Symphony

    Powell Hall

    St. Louis, MO

    MOZART The Marriage of Figaro Overture, K. 492
    MOZART Piano Concerto No. 19, K. 459
    MOZART Piano Concerto No. 27, K. 595
    MOZART Symphony No. 41, K. 551, “Jupiter”

    September 24, 2017

    St. Louis Symphony

    Powell Hall

    St. Louis, MO

    MOZART The Marriage of Figaro Overture, K. 492
    MOZART Piano Concerto No. 19, K. 459
    MOZART Piano Concerto No. 27, K. 595
    MOZART Symphony No. 41, K. 551, “Jupiter”

    September 29, 2017

    St. Louis Symphony

    Powell Hall

    St. Louis, MO

    MOZART Così fan tutte Overture, K. 588
    MOZART Piano Concerto No. 20, K. 466
    MOZART Piano Concerto No. 14, K. 449
    MOZART Symphony No. 39, K. 543

    September 30, 2017

    St. Louis Symphony

    Powell Hall

    St. Louis, MO

    MOZART Don Giovanni Overture, K. 527
    MOZART Piano Concerto No. 16, K. 451
    MOZART Piano Concerto No. 17, K. 453
    MOZART Symphony No. 40, K. 550

    October 1, 2017

    St. Louis Symphony

    Powell Hall

    St. Louis, MO

    MOZART Don Giovanni Overture, K. 527
    MOZART Piano Concerto No. 16, K. 451
    MOZART Piano Concerto No. 17, K. 453
    MOZART Symphony No. 40, K. 550

    October 6, 2017

    The Philadelphia Orchestra

    Verizon Hall

    Philadelphia, PA

    OQUIN Resilience, for organ and orchestra
    MOZART Piano Concerto No. 27, K. 595
    intermission
    TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4

    October 7, 2017

    The Philadelphia Orchestra

    Verizon Hall

    Philadelphia, PA

    OQUIN Resilience, for organ and orchestra
    MOZART Piano Concerto No. 27, K. 595
    intermission
    TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4

    October 8, 2017

    The Philadelphia Orchestra

    Verizon Hall

    Philadelphia, PA

    OQUIN Resilience, for organ and orchestra
    MOZART Piano Concerto No. 27, K. 595
    intermission
    TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4

NY Philharmonic

Artist-in-Residence: Emanuel Ax 2012/13.
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Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4
Brahms: Music For 2 Pianos
Haydn: Piano Sonatas
Liszt: Piano Sonata in B Minor
Mendelssohn: Piano Trios
Strauss: Enoch Arden

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Extract from masterclass given by Emanuel Ax on Beethoven Piano Sonatas and Variations. The student is Nicolas Van Poucke. The full masterclass is available on DVD from www.masterclassfoundation.org

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