On November 2 Garrick Ohlsson joins the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra for Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1, a pillar of the Romantic repertoire. The program also includes works by two of Brahms’ contemporaries, Overture, Scherzo and Finale by Robert Schumann and Die schöne Melusine by Mendelssohn.
He then plays a Brahms and Chopin recital on November 8 at the Wallis Annenberg Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, followed by another recital, on November 9 at La Jolla Music Society, with an all Brahms program.
Soon after he travels to Finland to perform with the Helsinki Philharmonic and Susanna Mälkki on November 20 and 21. This concert presents Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25, from his late period in a key the composer reserved for his most triumphant works, as well as Busoni’s Berceuse élégiaque, Filidei’s Fiori di fiori and Liszt’s Symphonic poem.
His last performance of the month, on November 29, takes him to Croatia, where he joins the Zagreb Philharmonic.