Grieg Piano Concerto & Prokofiev 6

Oct 27 - Nov 1, 2022


Prokofiev’s Sixth Symphony was a risky undertaking in post-World War II Russia: a personal meditation on suffering and loss that he described as agitated, lyrical and austere. Pianist Simon Trpčeski animates the romantic flourishes of Grieg’s Piano Concerto while Nokuthula Ngwenyama’s Primal Message is a fantasia inspired by the 1974 Aricebo interstellar radio transmission.

Ticket holders are invited to a free preconcert conversation Daniel Schlosberg in Orchestra Hall 75 minutes before the performance. The conversation will last approximately 30 minutes. No additional tickets required.


Primal Message


Piano Concerto


Symphony No. 6

Trad. Macedonian

Piperkovo Oro (Paprika’s Dance), as performed by Makedonissimo; trans. Pande Shahov in collaboration with Simon Trpčeski [Encore Oct 27]


Waltz in A Minor from Lyric Pieces, Op. 12 No. 2 [Encore Oct 27]


Holberg Suite, Op. 40, V. Rigaudon (Allegro con brio) [Encore Oct 28]


The appearance of Simon Trpčeski is made possible by the Grainger Fund for Excellence.

Meet Simon Trpčeski

Please join us for postconcert CD signings with Simon Trpčeski on Oct. 27-28. Both signings will take place in Grainger Ballroom and are open to all ticketholders. Merchandise will be available in the Ballroom at intermission and after the concert.

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