Sadaharu Muramatsu conductor
Andrei Hadap piano
BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9, “From The New World”
Sadaharu Muramatsu makes a welcome return to conduct the PSO in two of the greatest works of the orchestral repertoire.
Dvořák ninth symphony, From the New World, was commissioned by the New York Philharmonic and completed in 1893 while the composer was living in America. The work is evocative of both the composer’s European homeland and the wide-open spaces of the American landscape that inspired it. One of the most popular symphonies ever written, the enduring appeal of this masterpiece is abundantly apparent in many memorable themes and in its inspired orchestral writing.
Winner of the Conservatorium High School Concerto Competition, Andrei Hadap appears as soloist in the epic Piano Concerto No.1 by Brahms. The work was Brahms’s first-performed orchestral work, and foreshadows his later symphonic output. It occupies a rightful place amongst the great concertos.