Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra is being presented by the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, with Julian Kuerti, conductor and Jan Lisiecki, piano, and featuring the renowned vocalists of Shallaway. Pianist Jan Lisieki is the winner of the 2009 OSM Standard Life Competition and Julian Kuerti is the son of pianist Anton Kuerti, 2011 soloist with the NSO. Sixteen year old Jan Lisiecki debuts with Mozart’s sublime Piano Concerto No. 20 while rising star Julian Kuerti returns to conduct Brahms’s glorious First Symphony.
Past participants in the NAC’s Summer Music Institute’s Young Artists Program, conductor Julian Kuerti returns with debuting pianist Jan Lisiecki in Mozart’s sublime Piano Concerto No. 20, a work that even Beethoven admired and often performed. Kuerti also leads a world premiere by NAC Award-winning composer John Estacio as well as Brahms’s glorious First Symphony, a work on which the composer toiled for decades. At its premiere, Brahms’s masterpiece was hailed by critics as “Beethoven’s Tenth” and is now celebrated as a jewel of the orchestral repertoire.
Completing the concert repertoire is Randall Thompson’s The Place of the Blest, a three movement work that brings together the NAC Orchestra with Shallaway – Newfoundland and Labrador Youth in Chorus.
Pre Concert Performance
19:15 - 19:45