Helmchen Plays Beethoven

May 16 - May 21, 2024
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Martin Helmchen, “who brings both freshness and expressive depth to everything he plays” (Chicago Classical Review), takes on Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto, a work of youthful bravura and pensive elegance. To open the program, Kazuki Yamada conducts Takemitsu’s shimmering How slow the Wind and Franck’s D Minor Symphony, featuring a mix of soaring lyricism and brooding intensity.

  • Venue
    Symphony Center
  • Price Range
  • Length
    2 hours 10 minutes
  • Preconcert Conversation
    Guillermo Muñoz Küster

How slow the Wind


Piano Concerto No. 1


Symphony in D Minor


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Preconcert Conversation

Explore the music in a free preconcert conversation featuring Guillermo Muñoz Küster in Orchestra Hall 75 minutes before the performance. The talk will last approximately 30 minutes. No additional tickets are needed.