Picture King Lear’s entry to the council chamber, the storm on the heath, the terrible prison scene and the lament of Cordelia in Berlioz’s overture. Ravel sets off a sublime, elegant—even delicate—second movement with a jazzy first and third in his Piano Concerto. Music Director Candidate Andrew Grams contrasts the light, upbeat Ravel with Rachmaninoff’s dark-hued and brooding Symphonic Dances. Debussy’s beloved Clair de lune, with its luscious sound, resonates in the heart.
"one of the best pianists of his generation."
-- PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
Watch a short video introducing the five Conductor Candidates
Sponsored by Alan and Susan Seidenfeld
Guest Conductor Andrew Grams underwriten by David & Corinne Byrd
Guest Artist Stewart Goodyear underwritten by Laura Tietz
Discovery Open Rehearsal Series sponsored by The Stare Foundation and David Stare of Dry Creek Vineyard
Pre-concert talks sponsored by Jamei Haswell and Richard Grundy, and Ellen and Chuck Wear