YSO – Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life)
May 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Lawrence Golan, conductor
Natasha Paremski, piano
No heroic season could possibly be complete without the most heroic piece of all: Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life) by Richard Strauss. This orchestral tour de force is one of the greatest and most difficult pieces in the entire repertoire. This grand finale will include Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, another piece celebrating the defeat of Napoleon, and the Piano Concerto No. 2 by Shostakovich, a Russian musical hero in his own right, featuring Moscow-born pianist Natasha Paremski, one of the piano world’s fastest-rising stars.
Tchaikovsky – 1812 Overture
Shostakovich – Piano Concerto No. 2
Strauss – Ein Heldenleben
ConcerTalk: 6:25pm (Alley door access with concert ticket starting at 6:15pm)
Hosted by YSO Principal Hornist and Central Washington University School of Music professor Dr. Jeffrey Snedeker, ConcerTalks delve into the music performed on that evening’s performance. With your charming and witty host, ConcerTalks explore the composers of the works on the concert and their milieu as well as an in-depth look at each composition on the program.
PLEASE NOTE: Purchase student/children’s tickets during box office hours by phone 509-853-ARTS (2787) or in person at the Capitol Theatre Box Office. Student ID or visual verification of age (for younger children) is required in order to pick up student/children’s tickets.