Pianist Wang to Join Gustavus Symphony for Spring Concert

Posted on March 15th, 2016 by

The Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, Ruth Lin, conductor

The Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, Ruth Lin, conductor

Gustavus Pianist and Professor of Music Esther Wang will join the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Ruth Lin for the symphony’s spring concert on Saturday, March 19 at 1:30 p.m. This performance will be presented in Jussi Björling Recital Hall at no charge. The public is cordially invited to attend. For those unable to attend, the event will be live streamed on GustavusLive.

Dr. Lin and the Gustavus Symphony will open their spring concert with Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture, Op. 26, written to be performed with the 1804 play by Heinrich Joseph von Collin. Following the overture, Dr. Wang will join the symphony to perform the three-movement Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Written in 1782, the No. 12 was the first of 3 piano concertos Mozart wrote to perform at his Lenten concerts the next year. The Gustavus Symphony will conclude Saturday’s concert with Edvard Grieg’s Peer Gynt: Suite No. 1, Opus 46, which includes four movements, “Morning Mood,” “Ase’s Death,” “Anitra’s Dance,” and the well-known “In the Hall of the Mountain King.”

Saturday’s spring concert by the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Ruth Lin will begin at 1:30 p.m. in Björling Recital Hall. The ensemble and conductor will welcome pianist Esther Wang to the stage for Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major. The performance is open at no charge for the public and will be live streamed on GustavusLive.

 

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