Opening Night: Beethoven 7
Approximate running time: 2 hours
825 N University Ave
Ann Arbor MI 48104
BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO. 7
Friday, September 9, 2022
8PM - Hill Auditorium
Earl Lee, conductor
Inon Barnatan, piano
Your Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra launches its 2022-2023 season in style with an electrifying opening-night performance of Beethoven, Simon and Rachmaninoff.
“One of the most admired pianists of his generation” (The New York Times), acclaimed Israeli pianist Inon Barnatan joins the A²SO to star in Rachmaninoff’s fiendishly virtuosic Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, a work that demands the utmost skill and stamina of the soloist as they seek to walk its tightrope passages with high-flying aplomb. Hear it alongside Carlos Simon’s This Land, a striking work of dichotomies that blends faint hymns and anthems of immigrants over a hopeful yet hesitant orchestral tapestry.
Capping the night off, it’s Beethoven for the finale. An instant hit from the start, the composer’s tempestuous Symphony No. 7 drew rapturous applause and immediate encores at its premiere, a legacy that continues to this day in its standing as one of classical music’s best-loved and oft-performed orchestral works.
Simon This Land
Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Beethoven Symphony No. 7
Artists & Repertoire Subject to Change.