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The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

February 9, 2018
8:00 pm
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Performance Dates: Friday, February 9, 8pm Saturday, February 10, 8pm Sunday, February 11, 3pm Jonathan Biss, piano and director Joshua Weilerstein, conductor Program A (Feb 9) BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 2 TIMO ANDRES The Blind Banister (West Coast Premiere) MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 4, Italian Program B (Feb 10) HAYDN Symphony No. 49, The Passion SALVATORE SCIARRINO Piano Concerto (West Coast Premiere) IVES The Unanswered Question (1908; rev. 1930-35) BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4 Program C (Feb 11) RAVEL Le tombeau de Couperin GEORGE TSONTAKIS O Mikros, O Megas (This Tiny World, This Enormous World) (West Coast Premiere) BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor The remarkable The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra returns with acclaimed pianist Jonathan Biss (who will also direct some works from the keyboard) with new music from its ambitious Beethoven/5 collaboration, a multi-year project to commission new concertos from five composers, each inspired by one of Beethoven's masterworks. Biss and the orchestra perform West Coast premieres of piano concertos by Timo Andres (his Pulitzer-nominated The Blind Banister) and Salvatore Sciarrino, each paired with its companion Beethoven concerto. Also in its West Coast premiere, the SPCO performs George Tsontakis' wistful, elegant O Mikros, O Megas. Beethoven's towering Emperor Concerto provides a rousing finale to the orchestra's weekend residency. #BerkeleyRADICAL #BlurringBoundaries

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