Kevin Chen Plays Beethoven's Emperor
ESO Classics concert sponsored by ATB Wealth

Kevin Chen Plays Beethoven's Emperor

Conducted by Mario Venzago
March 23 & 24 7:30 PM / 2:00 PM

Calgary’s rising star Kevin Chen, winner of the International Franz Liszt Piano Competition (2021) and the Concours de Genève (2022), returns to the Winspear stage to play Beethoven’s thrilling and popular “Emperor” Piano Concerto. Rossini's light-hearted overture from The Barber of Seville is a playful ray of musical sunshine and the perfect prelude to a comedy.

You are invited to attend a Prelude presentation before the Saturday, March 23rd evening concert, starting at 6:45 PM in the Upper Circle Lobby (3rd Floor). This talk by musicologist D.T. Baker is a fantastic way to learn more about the pieces being performed in your concert.

Program to Include

ROSSINIThe Barber of Seville: Overture
BEETHOVENPiano Concerto No. 5 "Emperor"
WEBERInvitation to the Dance
SIBELIUSValse triste
ROSSINIWilliam Tell: Pas-de-six
STRAUSSAnnen Polka
STRAUSSPizzicato Polka
OFFENBACHOrpheus in the Underworld: Overture

Program subject to change.

This concert will include an intermission.

Featured Artists

Mario Venzago, Conductor
Kevin Chen, Piano

39 - Land Acknowledgement

Land Acknowledgement

The Winspear Centre and Edmonton Symphony Orchestra would like to acknowledge that we are on Treaty 6 Territory, a traditional meeting ground, gathering place, and traveling route for many Indigenous Peoples. We honour and recognize the rich artistic, cultural, and musical traditions of the Cree, Nakota Sioux, Metis, Dene, Saulteaux, and the many more Indigenous communities that call this land we share, home.