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Jan Lisiecki Plays Beethoven

& NACO performs Dvorák's Symphony “From the New World”

Pianist Jan Lisiecki © Christoph Köstlin
Conductor Alexander Shelley © Curtis Perry
Music Classical music Masterworks Piano
  • Jocelyn Morlock My Name is Amanda Todd
  • LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
  • Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, “From the New World”
  • In-person event
  • ≈ 2 hours 10 minutes · With intermission

In recognition and thanks for invaluable donor support, the NAC Orchestra grants insider access to donors to audit a working rehearsal in Southam Hall. Often, an artist or member of the artistic team gives insights into the creative process and invites questions from donors. Seating is limited.

Conductor Alexander Shelley replaces Lina Gonzalez Granados
Climb, by Jessica Hunt will not be performed
Addition to the programming: My Name Is Amanda Todd, by Jocelyn Morlock

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The NAC Orchestra welcomes pianist and long-time friend Jan Lisiecki back to Southam Hall to perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3. “My journey with Beethoven’s music started, perhaps most concretely, with the third piano concerto, which I remember playing from a young age. It starts with this darkness and this emotion, and of course, it goes out of bounds a lot, but it is somehow firmly planted,” says Lisiecki of this beautiful concerto. 

To listen to Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, From the New World, is to lose yourself in a joyful cloud of music that is not only classic but also eternal. Written by the great composer while he was director of the National Conservatory of Music of America (1892–1895), From the New World is understandably one of the most beloved symphonies of all time—so much so that Neil Armstrong took a tape recording of it on the Apollo 11 mission that first landed man on the moon.  

Performance is approximately 2 hours 10 minutes including intermission


  • Conductor Alexander Shelley
  • jan-lisiecki-cr-christoph-koystlin
    Piano Jan Lisiecki
  • Featuring NAC Orchestra