Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra
Masterworks IV: The Emperor
Fri, Apr 22
1 hour, 45 minutes
Ages 6 and up
All who enter building must wear a face mask and show proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test.
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Single tickets for this performance go on sale to the public Monday, October 11, 2021, at 11:00 AM. To subscribe to the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra’s Masterworks 21|22 season for preferred seating and discounts on multiple concerts, visit wcoconcerts.org or call 608.257.0638.
JANÁČEK | Suite for Strings
CHERUBINI | Symphony in D major
BEETHOVEN | Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor
John O’Conor, piano
Maestro Andrew Sewell
John O’Conor’s gift for Beethoven never disappoints. Loved by our orchestra and audience alike, O’Conor is a statesman and musical icon.
Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor is gargantuan, so named for its grandeur and highly sophisticated form. This is Beethoven at his most intense, personal, and sublime. So much so that in this capacity we are treating it as the main course or the steak, putting it in the second half, more like a symphony, with Janáček and Cherubini as appetizers and a salad.