BEETHOVEN’S “EMPEROR” CONCERTO NO. 5
Mar 16, 2018 - Mar 18, 2018
- 1400 Curtis St., Denver, CO 80202
- Location: Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex
- Host Organization: Colorado Symphony
- Price: Varies
- Friday & Saturday: 7:30 PM, Sunday: 1:00 PM
- Music, Theatre
Andrew Litton, conductor
Zhang Zuo, piano
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 58, "Emperor"
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 11 in G major, Op. 103, "The Year 1905"
Roll over Beethoven: the Colorado Symphony has corralled electrifying pianist Zhang Zuo (“Zee Zee”) to perform the composer’s vigorous and demanding Piano Concerto No. 5. Zee Zee, dubbed “full of enthusiasm and glamour, radiating the vigor of youth” by Chinese Gramophone, is just the firebrand to live up to the wiles of the majestic “Emperor” concerto. Principal Guest Conductor Andrew Litton will lead the orchestra in Shostakovich’s massive, volatile Symphony No. 11 — a powerful piece full of moody contrasts — for a night of explosive and energizing masterworks.