Madison Symphony Orchestra Music: More Music Works by Bach, Liszt & Bruckner, with guest Christopher Taylor, piano, 7:30 pm on 4/10, 8 pm on 4/11 and 2:30 pm, 4/12, Overture Center-Overture Hall. $84-$16. 608-258-4141
APRIL 10, 11, 12, 2015
John DeMain, Conductor
Christopher Taylor, Piano
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH, Concerto No. 4 for Clavier (Christopher Taylor)
FRANZ LISZT, Concerto No. 1 for Piano (Christopher Taylor)
ANTON BRUCKNER, Symphony No. 7*
Concerto No. 4 is part of a set of six concertos, dated to 1738. The piece was originally written for harpsichord and is ripe with movement and ornamentation. Bach's concertos laid a crucial formal and harmonic groundwork for centuries of composition to follow.
Liszt's Concerto No. 1 for Piano is more than a century-long leap forward in time. Liszt's romantic genius is unabashedly on display, with thick orchestration, cadenzas that range from delicate to thundering, and lush harmonies. Taylor, a pianist of international caliber, is also professor of piano at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Bruckner was a country man, transplanted into bustling cosmopolitan Vienna, and he and his music were unlikely successes with audiences and critics. His music was said to "compel the element of the divine into our human world".
Single Tickets, which will go on sale Aug. 16, 2014, will be $16 - $84 each, available at www.madisonsymphony.org/singletickets and through the Overture Center Box Office at 201 State Street or call the Box Office at (608) 258-4141.
Groups of 15 or more can save 25% by calling the MSO office at (608) 257-3734.
For more information visit, www.madisonsymphony.org/groups
Discounted seats are subject to availability, and discounts may not be combined.
The Madison Symphony Orchestra starts its 89th season with the 2014-15 concerts. The MSO engages audiences of all ages and backgrounds in live classical music through a full season of concerts with established and emerging soloists of international renown, an organ series that includes free concerts, and widely respected education and community engagement programs. Find more information at www.madisonsymphony.org.