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
ROSSINI The Barber of Seville: Overture
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5 "Emperor"
WEBER Invitation to the Dance
SIBELIUS Valse triste
ROSSINI William Tell: Pas-de-six
STRAUSS Annen Polka
STRAUSS Pizzicato Polka
OFFENBACH Orpheus in the Underworld: Overture
Program subject to change.
This concert will include an intermission.