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Symphony No. 1, Beethoven
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Haydn and Beethoven

8:00 PM
Rigel, Hayden, Kraus, Beethoven
Thursday, May 8, 2014

Brilliant Canadian pianist Marc-André Hamelin plays Haydn’s lively and witty Piano Concerto in D Major. “The exuberance with which he plunged into the classical repertory evoked something ebullient, delighted and filled with breathtaking energy, like a child plummeting into a swimming pool” (The Washington Post). Internationally acclaimed for his interpretations of eighteenth century music, Bernard Labadie conducts the First Symphony by Haydn’s greatest pupil, Beethoven.


  • Rigel Symphony in C Minor, Op. 12, No. 4
  • Haydn Piano Concerto in D Major, Hob. XVIII:11
  • Kraus Sinfonia in E Minor, VB 141
  • Beethoven Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21
  • Haydn Piano Sonata in A Major, Hob. XVI: 26 iii. Finale. Presto [ENCORE 5/8]
  • Hamelin The Minute Waltz, In Seconds [ENCORE 5/10]

Additional Dates for this Performance


Preconcert Conversation Information

Preconcert conversations with Derek Matson.

30 minute run-time.
Thurs., May 8, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Fri., May 9, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Sat., May 10, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom


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