Terrence Wilson Piano
Stilian Kirov Conductor
Ruth Crawford Seeger: Andante for Strings
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2
Music Director candidate Stilian Kirov leads this concert featuring works by three outstanding pianists, composers, and innovators. The program opens with Ruth Crawford Seeger’s Andante for Strings, which pulses with expressive energy. Terrence Wilson interprets Beethoven’s groundbreaking First Piano Concerto. This piece shows Beethoven as the youthful innovator, written as a virtuosic showpiece as he was first making a name for himself in Vienna. The concert ends with Rachmaninoff’s Second Symphony, a piece guaranteed to move you just as it moved audiences 115 years ago.