A grand masterpiece of the classical canon, Beethoven’s “Emperor” Piano Concerto earned that nickname for its unmistakably grand and noble qualities.
A grand masterpiece of the classical canon, Beethoven’s “Emperor” Piano Concerto earned that nickname for its unmistakably grand and noble qualities. While Beethoven composed the work when he was confronting deafness, the concerto still exudes pride and heroism — expansive, powerful music refusing to surrender to the misery Beethoven suffered during its composition. Wagner’s four-opera cycle The Ring of the Nibelung is the pinnacle of operatic extravagance and indulgence. The Kansas City Symphony presents excerpts from Wagner’s Ring featuring some of the most thrilling and gargantuan episodes of instrumental music from the entire operatic repertoire.
Johannes Debus, guest conductor
Martin Helmchen, piano
WAGNER Selections from The Ring
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”
2018/06/01 - 2018/06/03
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Concert Comments begin one hour prior to performance time. Hosted by Music Director Michael Stern, David T. Beals III Assistant Conductor Jason Seber or Executive Director Frank Byrne. Concert Comments often features the weekend’s guest artist. Underwritten by G. Kenneth and Ann Baum.
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Please note that if the garage is full patrons without a pre-paid pass will not be able to park in the Arts District Garage. Additional information about parking is available at: kauffmancenter.org/the-center/directions-parking/
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