Lisiecki Plays Beethoven’s Emperor
Piano wunderkind Jan Lisiecki has been praised by The New York Times for his “pristine, lyrical, and intelligent” playing. Former TSO Music Director Jukka-Pekka Saraste conducts him and the Orchestra in Beethoven’s regal “Emperor” Concerto. (Pictured: Jan Lisiecki, piano)
Performances are roughly two hours long, including a 20-minute intermission.
This performance is a part of our year-long celebration commemorating two and a half centuries of this classical music titan. Read more about Beethoven@250.
Please note the following differences between performances:
- All four performances feature Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3. On April 1 & 2, the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra will join the Toronto Symphony Orchestra for a side-by-side performance of this work.
- The performances on April 1 & 2 will feature Schoenberg: Pelleas und Melisande.
- The performances on April 4 & 5 will not feature the Schoenberg, but will instead feature Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 with soloist Jan Lisiecki.
Jan Lisiecki and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra will perform Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor” at all four performances.