Weill Symphonic Nocturne from ‘Lady in the Dark’
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4
Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances
Marin Alsop conductor
Eric Lu piano
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Part of 2020/21 season
Please note that finish times are approximate and subject to change
This performance is funded in part by the Kurt Weill Foundation For Music, Inc. New York, NY
Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, Kurt Weill on Broadway and the award-winning Eric Lu playing Beethoven – a concert to span the many worlds of guest conductor Marin Alsop.
When Kurt Weill made a new career in the US, he did it in style: Lady in the Dark is a sumptuous, silken slice of Broadway glamour. Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, meanwhile, glow with Californian colour – but their heart is in a Russia that Rachmaninoff had lost forever. With Eric Lu as soloist in Beethoven’s Fourth Concerto, this is a concert that spans new worlds and old.
And if few conductors can span the Atlantic – musically speaking – with more assurance than Marin Alsop, few young pianists have generated as much comment as Boston’s Eric Lu, when he won the 2018 Leeds International Piano Competition. ‘A veritable poet of the keyboard’ was The Guardian’s verdict, but judge for yourself as he plays Beethoven’s most personal and lyrical concerto: the very work with which he scooped the prize.