On November 11, Garrick Ohlsson plays in Warsaw, in a concert marking 100 years since Poland regained its sovereignty. Conductor Jacek Kaspszyk leads the orchestra, featuring Paderewski’s Piano Concerto in A minor, Penderecki’s Fanfara and Te Deum and Górecki’s Beatus Vir.
Afterwards, he travels to Barcelona, where on November 16, 17, 18 he graces the stage of L’Auditori with Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, in G major, Op. 58. The rest of the programme consists of contrasting yet clearly linked works: Messian’s Les offrandes oubliées and Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14.
He then returns to the United States, performing in Philadelphia on November 23, 24 with conductor Cristian Macelaru in Barber’s Piano Concerto. Also featured in this concert are Heggie’s orchestral suite arrangement of his opera Moby-Dick, and a newly completed version with a chamber ballet score orchestrated for a large ensemble of Copland’s Appalachian Spring.
Lastly, on November 29, and December 1 and 2, Mr. Ohlsson plays Beethoven’s soulful and sparkling Piano Concerto No. 3 in Houston. Then, immerse yourself in the soaring musical world of Elgar as renowned conductor Edo de Waart leads the composer’s lavish, heartfelt First.