Masterworks I – Estacio, Chopin and Tchaikovsky
September 27 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Daniela Liebman, piano soloist
John Estacio – Frenergy
Frédéric Chopin – Piano Concerto No. 2 op. 21, F minor
Peter Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 5, op. 64, E minor
The clash of a cymbal embarks the symphony’s 70th season with Frenergy (frenetic energy), the aptly named opening piece by Canadian composer John Estacio. The 1998 work propels the audience on a thrilling ride to inaugurate this anniversary year.
“Dazzling” describes the Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 as played by the sensational 17-year-old piano soloist Daniela Liebman. Enjoy the work of two prodigies: Chopin was only 20 when he composed the concerto in 1829; Liebman made her Carnegie Hall debut at 11.
Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 is one of his most popular works. The beautiful theme of the second movement has become familiar, a classic romantic Tchaikovsky melody.