Associate Artist Series
Beethoven Piano Concerti Cycle
MAIN SEASON | FEBRUARY
B EETH OV EN Piano Concerto No. 1 in C, Op. 15 [36’]
B EETH OV EN SUNDAY 24 FEBRUARY National Concert Hall
Piano Concerto No. 6 in D, Op. 61 [42’] FINGHIN COLLINS PIANO JONATHAN COHEN CONDUCTOR
3.30pm: CONCERT Ends: 5.20pm approx.
POST-CONCERT TALK With the performers in the John Field Room TICKETS FROM €10 See p. 64
BEETHOVEN’S FIRST AND LAST PIANO CONCERTOS OWE A GENEROUS DEBT TO THE RADIANT BRILLIANCE OF MOZART. The First is an infectious display of youthful playfulness and swagger that pits soloist against orchestra in an entertaining game of cat and mouse. No less delightful is the Sixth Concerto (Beethoven’s own transcription of his Violin Concerto). After last season’s revelatory beginning to his complete survey of Beethoven’s piano concertos, Associate Artist Finghin Collins nears the end of the cycle in scintillating fashion. Les Arts Florissants Associate Conductor Jonathan Cohen is one to look forward to.
TÉ National Symphony Orchestra 2012-2013 Season