Win 2 Orchestra seats to NJ PAC's February 26 performance of:
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Riccardo Chailly, chief conductor
Louis Lortie, piano
The Leipzig Gewandhaus, Germany’s most aristocratic orchestra, had existed for nearly a century when Felix Mendelssohn became its musical director in 1835, inspiring a level of performance that has been the gold standard ever since. For this engagement, the electrifying Riccardo Chailly will lead an all-Beethoven program that includes the Piano Concerto No. 5, a work so magnificent in sound and scale that it has come to be known as the “Emperor.” The soloist is Louis Lortie, internationally acclaimed for his interpretations of works by Beethoven under the baton of renowned conductors ranging from Lorin Maazel to Charles Dutoit. The same will certainly hold true for his performance under Chailly, who will also lead the Leipzig in the Symphony No. 7—a Dionysian work that an awed Richard Wagner once hailed as “the apotheosis of the dance.”
Prior to the performance, ticket-holders are invited to a free Prelude in the Prudential Hall lobby, featuring live chamber music with the Island Piano Trio, which includes Shao-Hsuan Li (violin), Ashley Yin-Hsuan Chen (cello) and Ta-Wei Yu (piano). This evening's Prelude will also include a Made by Hand arts and crafts exhibit and sale featuring work by Lou Frederick (beaded jewelry), Daneen Augello (hand-blown glass jewelry and accessories), Thomasina Hyland (sleeved kaftans), and Susan Pillay (hand-painted children's clothing).
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