TCHAIKOVSKY AND LISZT

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Event Description

Two ostentatious works for the piano by Hungarian composer Franz Liszt lead the evening’s concert featuring prize-winning pianist Ricker Choi. Liszt’s demonic dance of death, Totentanz, conjures the Day of Wrath, while his Piano Concerto No. 2 displays theatrical feats of extravagance at the keyboard. Illuminating audiences is harpist Teresa Suen-Campbell, who performs a world premiere by the celebrated Chinese composer Chan Wing-Wah. The beautifully orchestrated Symphony No. 3 “Polish” by Tchaikovsky is sure to please the ears in its unconventional five-movement format.

Kristian Alexander | conductor

Chan Wing-Wah | composer-in-residence

Ricker Choi | pianist

Teresa Suen-Campbell | harpist

Michael Berec | host

7:15 p.m. Prélude (pre-concert recital)

7:30 p.m. Pre-concert talk in the foyer of Markham Theatre

Intermission discussion with Michael Berec, Chan Wing-Wah, Ricker Choi and Teresa Suen-Campbell

Liszt, Totentanz, S. 126

Liszt, Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 2, S. 125

Chan Wing-Wah, Concerto for harp and orchestra*

Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 3, Op. 29 “Polish”

To reserve your seats, go to www.MarkhamTheatre.ca or call 905.305.7469