ROBERT SPANO, conductor

Program includes:

  • Bach/Stokowski: Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor
  • Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 1

Sparks fly on Opening Night! The incomparable Mr. Ax performs Beethoven’s lyrical and passionate Third Piano Concerto, which the composer himself played at its 1803 premiere. Stokowski’s technicolor orchestration of Bach, and Brahms’s grand symphonic triumph supply their own fireworks.