Pianist Daniel Epstein joins music director Michael Tietz in a performance of Brahms’ titanic Second Piano Concerto. Also on a the program is “Bridges,” a five-movement work by American composer Victoria Bond, and Mozart’s “Paris” Symphony. Come join us Sunday, October 30 at 2 p.m.
This Season’s Guest Artists
A recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant, cellist Sophie Shao was the winner of top prizes at the Rostropovich and Tchaikovsky competitions. Sophie joins us this May in the Elgar concerto.
Audrey Flores is a freelancing horn player in New York City. She attended the Juilliard School and the Mannes College of Music, and regularly plays on Broadway and with orchestras in the tri-state area. Audrey will be bringing a team of her friends and colleagues to perform the Schumann Konzertstuck in February, 2017.
Pianist Daniel Epstein made his debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra under the baton of Eugene Ormandy. He has performed with many of America’s major orchestras, including the San Francisco Symphony, Dallas and Detroit Symphonies. He joins us for our October, 2016, concert performing the Brahms Second Piano Concerto.
Michael F. Tietz
Music Director and Conductor
Michael F. Tietz is the Music Director and Principal Conductor of The Broadway Bach Ensemble, a 50-piece orchestra on New York’s upper west side, which he founded in 1985. His conducting repertoire spans baroque, classical, romantic and 20th-century works.
Equally at home with both orchestral and vocal genres, Teresa Cheung is in frequent demand for symphonic, choral, and operatic productions in the USA and Canada. She will be leading the May, 2017 concert.
2016 – 2017 Repertoire
The premiere of the concerto was given in Budapest on November 9, 1881, with Brahms as soloist, and was an immediate success.read more
A five-movement suite for orchestra.read more
The work was composed in 1778 during Mozart’s unsuccessful job-hunting sojourn in Paris.read more
The symphony is dedicated to Hans von Bülow, in gratitude for the conductor’s systematic championing of Dvořák’s orchestral works.read more