Sunday, June 29, 2014 3:00pm
Pre-concert talk begins at 2:15
Northern folklore and magic weave throughout this Scandinavian-inspired concert. Danish Composer, Niels Gade was both Mendelssohn’s assistant and Grieg’s mentor. Gade’s Second Symphony and Mendelssohn’s lush evocation of sea journey in the Hebrides islands set the stage for the epic grandeur of Grieg’s Piano Concerto. Join us for a pre-concert talk at 2:15.
Mendelssohn Fingals Cave Overture
Greig Piano Concerto in A minor
Gade Symphony No. 2
Konstantin Soukhovetski, Piano
Dawn Harms, Conductor
Konstantin Soukhovetski is rapidly earning a reputation as a “young pianist who captivates with his “distinctive lyricism”, “immaculate technique” and “vigor…refinement… and drama”. This season marks Mr. Soukhovetski’s debuts with the Houston Symphony, TX and The Manchester Music Festival Orchestra, VT as well as critically acclaimed debut recital at London’s Wigmore Hall. Mr. Soukhovetski returns this season to perform with the Asheville Symphony, NC and Austin Symphony, MN. This season’s recitals include The Steinway Hall, NYC; Piano en Valois Festival in Angoulême, France; Southampton Cultural Center, NY; Ridotto Series in Huntington, NY and Music for Youth, Southport, CT among others. Mr. Soukhovetski is the Silver Medal and Audience Prize winner of 2010 Ima Hogg International Competition in Houston, TX and is recipient of the Bronze Medal at the 2011 Bosendorfer International Piano Competition in Tempe, AZ.