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.

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.

Concert Dates

Lisiecki Plays Beethoven Piano Concertos April 1 2020 8PM

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.

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.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 8:00pm

Program

Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3 (Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra performs side by side with the TSO) [13']
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor” [38']
Intermission [20']
Schoenberg: Pelleas und Melisande [44']

Performers

Jukka-Pekka Saraste
conductor
Jan Lisiecki
piano

Venue

Roy Thomson Hall

60 Simcoe St
Toronto, ON
M5J 2H5

Lisiecki Plays Beethoven Piano Concertos April 2 2020 8PM

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.

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.

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 8:00pm

Program

Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3 (Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra performs side by side with the TSO) [13']
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor” [38']
Intermission [20']
Schoenberg: Pelleas und Melisande [44']

Performers

Jukka-Pekka Saraste
conductor
Jan Lisiecki
piano

Venue

Roy Thomson Hall

60 Simcoe St
Toronto, ON
M5J 2H5

Lisiecki Plays Beethoven Piano Concertos April 4 2020 8PM

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.

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.

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 8:00pm

Program

Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3 [13']
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 [34']
Intermission [20']
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor” [38']

Performers

Jukka-Pekka Saraste
conductor
Jan Lisiecki
piano

Venue

Roy Thomson Hall

60 Simcoe St
Toronto, ON
M5J 2H5

Lisiecki Plays Beethoven Piano Concertos April 5 2020 3PM

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.

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.

Sunday, April 5, 2020 - 3:00pm

Program

Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3 [13']
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 [34']
Intermission [20']
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor” [38']

Performers

Jukka-Pekka Saraste
conductor
Jan Lisiecki
piano

Venue

George Weston Recital Hall

Toronto Centre for the Arts (soon to be Meridian Arts Centre)
5040 Yonge Street
North York, ON
M2N 6R8

Additional Notes

This performance can also be added to a Compose Your Own package of four or more concerts. Compose Your Own subscribers save 10% off the price of regular tickets when building a four-concert season, or 20% with a customized season of five or more concerts.

Curated Series subscribers save up to 35% off single ticket prices, and enjoy the same seat all season long. The April 1 & 2 performances are available in the Wednesday 1 Masterworks and Thursday 1 Masterworks subscription series, respectively. The April 4 & 5 performances are available in the Saturday 2 Masterworks and Four at the Weston subscription series, respectively.

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