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EMPEROR CONCERTO

  • Athenaeum Theatre 2936 North Southport Avenue Chicago, IL, 60657 United States (map)
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Andrew Staupe

Gregory Hughes conductor
Andrew Staupe piano

STRAUSS: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks
TBA: Winner of the 2019 Composition Competition
BEETHOVENPiano Concerto No. 5 ("Emperor")

 

What’s Interesting About This Concert

  • Richard Strauss, known for portraying larger-than-life characters in his tone poems, uses his extraordinary compositional gifts to depict a rambunctious jokester in Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks.

  • Andrew Staupe, described as a “brilliant” and “immaculate” performer, returns to Lakeview Orchestra following his 2017 performance of Brahms' Second Piano Concerto.

  • Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto was years ahead of its time when it premiered in 1811, and actually helped spur the development of the modern piano. In fact, a piano capable of sufficiently meeting the demands of the concerto wasn’t invented until the 1820s.

This concert will last approximately 90 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission.


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Earlier Event: March 19
THE RITE OF SPRING
Later Event: June 11
FAURÉ’S REQUIEM