Beethoven’s “Emperor” with Stephen Hough
- Fri 7:30 PM Sep 18, 2020
- Sat 7:30 PM Sep 19, 2020
Our 2020 celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday continues with this season-opening concert, which launches a cycle of Beethoven’s piano concertos featuring world-renowned pianists.
British pianist Stephen Hough returns to perform Beethoven’s monumental Emperor Concerto, a virtuosic showpiece for a solo pianist with orchestra that premiered in 1811.
Brahms shows us his lighter side with one of his most popular pieces – a raucous, tongue-in-cheek medley celebrating student merriment.
Maestro Fischer rounds out the program with music from a tall tale operas by Weber as well as a symphonic poem depicting Elgar’s trip to the Italian Riviera in 1903.
Estimated concert length: 1 hour, 45 minutes (including a 20 minute intermission)
This program was updated on April 29, 2020. Strauss’ “Die Frau Ohne Schatten” Suite was replaced with Brahms’ “Academic Festival Overture.”
WEBER: Overture to Abu Hassan
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor”
BRAHMS: Academic Festival Overture
ELGAR: In the South (Alassio)
GENERAL AGE GUIDELINE: Individuals ages five and older are welcome at this performance. Parents should ensure their children are able to sit quietly through the performance without disturbing others around them. No babes in arms will be admitted.
LATE SEATING POLICY: Late seating will be at an appropriate break in the concert, to be determined at a later date, or at intermission. More information on our late and re-entry policies is found here.
PRE- CONCERT FESTIVITIES:
Learn more about this evening’s music at a pre-concert lecture, which begins 45 minutes prior to the start of the concert in Abravanel Hall’s First Tier Room.
Enjoy Lobby Fest performances 30 minutes before the performance in the lobby by members of our Youth Guild.
Artists and programs are subject to change. No refunds.