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Home Turf: Music of Ligeti, Janácek, Esmail, and Chopin

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Edward Zhang, piano

Edward Zhang, piano

2019-2020 Season Opening Performance

Györgi Ligeti: Allegro vivace from Concert Romanesc
Leos Janácek: Suite for Strings
Reena Esmail: Teen Murti
Frederic Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor

Edward Zhang, piano
Geoffrey Larson, conductor

Geoffrey Larson, conductor. Photo: Dawndra Budd

Geoffrey Larson, conductor. Photo: Dawndra Budd

SMCO explores the relationship between music and home in the Eleventh Season, "Belonging." Hungarian and Czech folk music are heard through the intensely personal works of Ligeti and Janácek in this first orchestral performance of the season. Reena Esmail's Teen Murti, named after the statue in front of the famous New Delhi residence of the first prime minister of India, merges contemporary classical music with three Indian ragas. The virtuoso young pianist Edward Zhang debuts with SMCO performing Chopin's E minor concerto, part of Chopin's musical farewell to his Polish home.

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$25 General Admission
$20 Senior
$15 Student