Brahms & Dvořák
Rossen Milanov, Conductor
November 4 & 5, 2022 | 7:30pm
Rossen Milanov, conductor
Shai Wosner, piano
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2
Dvořák: Symphony No. 6
Starburst composer Jessie Montgomery draws inspiration from music that surrounded her while growing up in New York’s Lower East Side, including African American spirituals, civil rights anthems, improvisational styles, modern jazz, film scoring, and more.
With his “... keen musical mind and deep musical soul,” (NPR’s All Things Considered), Israeli-born pianist Shai Wosner takes on Brahms’ monumental Second Piano Concerto, a work which took perfectionist Johannes Brahms three years to write and was an immediate success at its premiere in 1881.
Dvořák’s Symphony No. 6 was inspired by Czech folk music and first premiered with the Czech Philharmonic in 1881. Written in just seven weeks, Symphony No. 6 earned Antonín Dvořák international recognition as one of the leading composers of the day.
Prelude: Join Christopher Purdy from WOSU Classical 101 for a pre-concert talk at 6:30pm.
This concert is dedicated in memory of Catherine “Kay” Graf.