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Von Oeyen Plays Grieg

Von Oeyen Plays Grieg

Mar 11
Saturday
8 PM
Mar 12
Sunday
3 PM
Century II Concert Hall

Alastair Willis, guest conductor
Andrew von Oeyen, piano

DIAMOND Rounds
GRIEG Piano Concerto
DVORAK Symphony No. 8

PROGRAM NOTES

From Scandinavia’s fjords to the fields and forests of Bohemia, beloved music by Grieg and Dvorak, together with the delightful discovery of American composer David Diamond’s Rounds, this concert will enchant you. Pianist Andrew von Oeyen dazzles in Grieg’s sparkling Piano Concerto, and guest conductor Alistair Willis takes us on a sojourn through Dvorak’s 8th Symphony. A landmark of 19th-century symphonies, Dvorak’s joyful and melodic spontaneity continues to inspire us over a century after its composition.

These concerts are made possible in part by the generous support of
Shoko Kato Sevart & the late Daniel J. Sevart
Naftzger Fund for Fine Arts

Andrew von Oeyen

About Andrew von Oeyen

Hailed worldwide for his elegant and insightful interpretations, balanced artistry and brilliant technique, Andrew von Oeyen has established himself as one of the most captivating pianists of his generation. Since his debut at age 16 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Esa-Pekka Salonen, Mr. von Oeyen has performed with such ensembles as the Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, National Symphony, and more. Learn more at vonoeyen.com.

About Alastair Willis

In the past few seasons, Grammy-nominated conductor Alastair Willis has guest conducted orchestras around the world including the Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Mexico City Philharmonic, Orquestra Sinfonica de Rio de Janeiro, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonic, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, China National Orchestra (Beijing), and Silk Road Ensemble (with Yo-Yo Ma) among others. His recording of Ravel’s “L’Enfant et les Sortileges” with Nashville Symphony and Opera for Naxos was Grammy nominated for Best Classical Album in 2009. Willis is currently in his fourth season as Music Director for the Illinois Symphony Orchestra. To learn more, visit alastairwillis.com.

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