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Bohemian Rhapsody
Stella Boyle Smith Masterworks Series

Location: Robinson Center Music Hall (directions)
Price Range: None

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Philip Mann, conductor
Norman Krieger, piano

January 25, 2014
Saturday at 8:00 PM

January 26, 2014
Sunday at 3:00 PM


    Brahms Concerto for Piano No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 83 About this piece
    Dvořák Slavonic Dances, Op. 46/72 About this piece
    Dvořák Scherzo capriccioso, Op. 66 About this piece

Many refer to Dvorak as the greatest Bohemian composer, and he headlines our festive occasion with a selection of his most entertaining and enchanting works. His Slavonic Dances showcase a wonderful juxtaposition of propulsive dance rhythms and sweeping lyricism. The result is a volatile concoction of explosive energy and affecting emotion. Dvorak’s Scherzo Capriccioso adds another rousing and stylish work known to increase the heart-rate for musician and listener alike.

Pianist sensation and Brahms champion Norman Krieger makes his ASO return following his triumphant Brahms Concerto No. 1, with the exquisite 2nd. A towering and daunting work in the virtuosic demands it places on the pianist, it is beloved by audiences for is beauty, amiable disposition, and charming effervescence. Fans of romantic symphonic or pianistic works won’t want to miss this perfect combination, and one of Brahms’ greatest works.