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Sarasota Orchestra Masterworks: Emperor

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Sarasota Orchestra Masterworks: Emperor

Acclaimed British conductor Paul Daniel presides over a program of fifths in his first Sarasota appearance. Young Uzbek pianist Behzod Abduraimov, whom The Independent calls “the most perfectly accomplished pianist of his generation,” makes his own debut in Beethoven’s epic “Emperor” Concerto. Conceived while Vienna was under siege, the “Emperor” embodies Beethoven’s triumphant heroic period. Prokofiev described his Fifth as a “symphony of the greatness of the human spirit, a song of praise of free and happy mankind.” Written while World War II raged, the technically demanding, mightily inspiring orchestral tour de force landed its composer on the November 1945 cover of Time Magazine.

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
02:30 PM - 05:00 PM on Sun, 19 Mar 2023

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Sarasota Orchestra
(941) 953-3434
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
777 N Tamiami Trl
Sarasota, Florida 34236