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A New Concerto for Piano, Featuring Michael Brown

COVID-19 Update • November 20, 2020

"A New Concerto for Piano, Featuring Michael Brown," originally scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 22, has been rescheduled to Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. If you've already reserved tickets, they've automatically been transferred, and you will be able to view the concert via My Digital Content through April 30, 2021.

Our musicians are together again, on stage! We're honored to welcome composer and pianist Michael Brown for the world premiere performance of his Concerto No. 1 for Piano and Strings (2020). This piece was co-commissioned by the Gilmore Keyboard Festival in Kalamazoo and NFM Leopoldinum Orchestra in Wraclaw, Poland, and graciously shared with the KSO. SUN | APR 6 | 7 p.m. | Online

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COVID-19 Update • November 20, 2020

"A New Concerto for Piano, Featuring Michael Brown," originally scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 22, has been rescheduled to Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. If you've already reserved tickets, they've automatically been transferred, and you will be able to view the concert via My Digital Content through April 30, 2021.

Our string section comes together for a beautiful program of pieces from Ludwig van Beethoven and Béla Bartók, as well as the world premiere performance of composer and pianist Michael Brown's Concerto No. 1 for Piano and Strings. The piece was co-commissioned by the Gilmore Keyboard Festival in Kalamazoo and NFM Leopoldinum Orchestra in Wraclaw, Poland. Please scroll down to reserve tickets for this performance.

PERFORMERS
Julian Kuerti, Conductor
Michael Brown, Pianist
The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra

PROGRAM
Estimated length of musical performances: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)          String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 95 “Serioso” (~22 min.)
arr. Gustav Mahler                                                I. Allegro con brio
                                                                             II. Allegretto ma non troppo
                                                                             III. Allegro assai vivace ma serioso
                                                                             IV. Larghetto espressivo
Michael Brown (b. 1987)                               Concerto No. 1 for Piano and Strings (2020) (~25 min)
                                                                              I. Allegro, with pep and flexibility
                                                                              II. Largo, with generous rubato and expressivity
                                                                              III. Lively, with Urgency and Vigor
Béla Bartók (1881 – 1945)                            Divertimento, BB 118 (~24 min)
                                                                              I. Allegro non troppo >
                                                                              II. Molto adagio
                                                                              III. Allegro assai

 

All pieces used with permission of the copyright holders

 


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