Lisiecki Plays Beethoven’s Emperor
Jan Lisiecki, still in his early 20s, “is perhaps the most complete pianist of his age,” according to BBC Music Magazine. Former TSO Music Director Jukka-Pekka Saraste conducts him and the Orchestra in Beethoven’s regal “Emperor” Concerto. The concerts also include Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto on Saturday and Sunday, and Schoenberg’s opulent Pelleas und Melisande on Wednesday and Thursday. (Pictured: Jan Lisiecki, piano)
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.