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Kansas City Symphony Classical Series: Beethoven’s Eight and Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3

Description: Michael Stern, conductor Wei Luo, piano (Curtis student underwritten by Almy Legacy Fund) HINDEMITH Ragtime PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 3 DAVID HERTZBERG for none shall gaze upon the Father and live BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 8 In his Eighth Symphony, Beethoven brilliantly combines humor with his trademark manipulation of themes and an irrepressible momentum. Hindemith’s Ragtime spotlights the 20th-century German composer’s more playful, jazzy side. Russian composer Prokofiev, a superb pianist, was soloist in the 1921 world premiere of his Third Concerto. Prokofiev described the work as “devilishly difficult,” and without a doubt, it demands an astounding demonstration of skill by the piano soloist. Tickets for this Kansas City Symphony concert start at $25. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony


Friday, February 17, 2017 - 20:00


Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center

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