Saturday, November 5, 2022 • 7:30 p.m.
MW2 November 5, 2022 | 7:30 PM
Solomon Ge, piano (Winner, 2021 Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition)
Coleridge-Taylor: Ballade in A minor, op. 33
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, op. 26
Featuring Winner of the 2021 Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition Solomon Ge, piano
Dvořák: Symphony No. 8 in G Major, op. 88
STATE OF AWE: One part European vacation and one part time travel to the Dawn of the 20th Century, this program offers works spanning from 1889 to 1921 by masterminds from across the pond. Coleridge-Taylor’s Ballade in A minor was the composer’s musical debut and earned him the designation of “genius.” Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8 has the composer’s musical poetry and stimulating themes on full display. You’ll be astounded by Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3, which will be performed by Solomon Ge, the winner of the 2021 Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition. This work of passionate expression flies from the keyboard surrounded by blazing symphonic orchestration – as if Prokofiev himself were with us in the concert hall sitting at his piano.