October concerts

On October 2, Garrick Ohlsson joins the Quad City Symphony Orchestra in the opening to their 107th season. He will play Samuel Barber’s passionate powerhouse Piano Concerto, preceded by Dudley Buck’s rousing Festival Overture on the American National Air and followed with Antonín Dvořák’s beloved “New World Symphony.”

He then joins the Tulsa Symphony on October 9 to perform Beethoven’s regal Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor”. Also on the program will be Shostakovich’s Festive Overture, Coleridge-Taylor’s Ballade, and Liszt’s Les Preludes.  Conductor Bramwell Tovey will lead this performance.

He repeats his performance of Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto on October 14, 15, 16, 17 with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra led by Carlos Kalmar. The program for these evenings will conclude with Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 6.

On October 23, Mr. Ohlsson reunites with the Takács Quartet for two Brahms chamber music masterpieces. The Takács opens the concert with the elegiac and serenely beautiful A-Major Quartet. Ohlsson, continuing his exploration of all of Brahms piano works, joins for one of the great chamber music touchstones, Brahms’ turbulent, passionate F-Minor Quintet — a work filled with drama and verve. This concert will also available via livestream and for 72 hours from time of broadcast.