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*Offer valid for a ticket in any seating section in Southam Hall for the NAC Orchestra concerts on March 22, 23, April 4 and 6.  Maximum 2 tickets per person. Limited number of tickets available. Cannot be combined with any other offer.

  1. Play Alexander Shelley © Dwayne Brown
    • Brahms Symphony No. 2
    • Vivian Fung Earworms*
    • Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 2

    Shake off the end-of-winter doldrums with this evening of sunny melodies and toe-tapping mischief. Hold on to your hats as the nimble fingers of soloist Boris Giltburg dance their way through Shostakovich’s cheeky Piano Concerto No. 2. Giltburg’s 2017 recording of the concerto won rave reviews for its “dashing virtuosity” and “reckless, to-hell-with-it abandon.” End the evening on a bucolic note with Brahms’s Pastoral Symphony, a piece once decribed as “all rippling streams, blue sky, sunshine, and cool green shadows.”

    “…Giltburg has the capacity to identify with and encapsulate the moods of each piece while artlessly crafting them into a shapely span.” –Daily Telegraph

    *World premiere; NAC Orchestra commission. 

  2. Play Beatrice Rana © Marie-Staggat
    • Brahms, Johannes Piano Concerto No. 1
    • SCHUMANN (Orch. RAVEL) Selections from Carnaval
    • Schumann Symphony No. 2

    Succumb to the tempestuous emotion of Brahms’s most passionate piano concerto. Conceived after the attempted suicide of Brahms’s friend and mentor Robert Schumann, this stormy piece finds fierce expression at the hands of 23-year-old Italian prodigy Beatrice Rana. The youngest winner ever of the Montreal International Piano Competition in 2011, Rana makes her NAC debut by special invitation of our music director Alexander Shelley. The evening culminates with Schumann’s own Second Symphony, written as the composer attempted to overcome his feelings of depression through music.

    Thursday Ovation series subscribers attend Friday performance.