James Conlon, Conductor
Samuel Glicklich, Piano
Two Romantic era giants are spotlighted on this evening of majestic melodies. First, the Conservatory Concerto Competition winner conquers the keys in Beethoven’s “Emperor” concerto, followed by a performance of Schubert’s spirited “Great” symphony.
Join us in the lower lobby at 6 pm for a pre-concert talk by LA Opera Music Director James Conlon, whose pre-performance lectures have become events almost as highly anticipated as his musical presentations.
James Conlon, one of today’s most versatile and respected conductors, has cultivated a vast symphonic, operatic, and choral repertoire. Since his 1974 debut with the New York Philharmonic, he has conducted virtually every major American and European symphony orchestra. Through worldwide touring, an extensive discography and videography, numerous writings, television appearances and guest speaking engagements, Maestro Conlon is one of classical music’s most recognized figures.
The Colburn Orchestra is generously underwritten by Eva and Marc Stern.
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5 (“Emperor”) SCHUBERT Symphony No. 9 (“The Great”)