Bruce Liu

June 2, 2024

Overview

Following a meteoric rise “to rock-star status in the classical music world” (Globe and Mail) sparked by winning the 2021 International Chopin Piano Competition, Bruce Liu makes his much-anticipated Chicago debut. His program includes inventive keyboard compositions by Rameau, Kapustin, Haydn and Prokofiev, as well as Chopin’s Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, with its famous funeral march at its structural and emotional heart.

Schedule
Program
Haydn

Sonata in B Minor, Hob. XVI:32

Chopin

Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 35

Kapustin

Variations, Op. 41

Rameau

Les tendres plaintes from Pièces de clavecin

Rameau

Les cyclopes from Pièces de clavecin

Rameau

Menuets I & II from Nouvelles suites de pièces de clavecin

Rameau

Les sauvages from Nouvelles suites de pièces de clavecin

Rameau

La poule from Nouvelles suites de pièces de clavecin

Rameau

Gavotte with six doubles from Nouvelles suites de pièces de clavecin

Prokofiev

Sonata No. 7 in B-flat Major, Op. 83

Bach

Allemande from French Suite No. 5 in G Major, BWV 816 [Encore]

Chopin

Waltz in D-flat Major, Op. 64, No. 1 (Minute) [Encore]

Chopin

Nocturne in C-sharp Minor, Op. posth. [Encore]

Tchaikovsky (arr. Wild)

Swan Lake, Op. 20a, Act II; Dance of the Four Swans [Encore]

Liszt

La Campanella from Grandes études de Paganini [Encore]

Bach (arr. Siloti)

Prelude in B Minor, BWV 855a [Encore]

Performers
Piano

Extras

Postconcert CD Signing

Please join us for a postconcert CD signing with Bruce Liu. This signing will take place in Grainger Ballroom and is open to all ticket holders. Merchandise will be available at the Symphony Store preconcert and Grainger Ballroom at intermission and postconcert.


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