Pianist Anton Nel and the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Morihiko Nakahara, perform in concert Saturday, Nov. 2. Featuring Franz Liszt devilishly complex piano concerto No. 2 and Tchaikovsky’s profound fifth symphony, the performance begins at 8 p.m. at the Michigan Theater.
Details from A2SO:
We soar through the Rocky Mountains to the Garden of Gods and atop Pikes Peak in Wang Jie’s Symphonic Overture on “America the Beautiful.” From the orchestra comes a majestic fugue which traces the silhouette of this prominent peak with faint echos of the familiar patriotic song written atop the same mountain. Cascading crowns of notes continue through Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Your A2SO is joined by pianist, Anton Nel displaying the pinnacle of pianistic achievement. This evening of new heights concludes with the emotional summit of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5, Op. 64. The vivid colors of his penultimate symphony present “fate” as the central character while casting a mysterious veil over the secrets of his personal life.
- WANG JIE Symphonic Overture on “America the Beautiful”
- LISZT Piano Concerto No. 2
- TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5
Anton Nel, piano
Morihiko Nakahara, guest conducto