Saturday, October 7 — 8 pm
Sunday, October 8 — 3pm
MORIHIKO NAKAHARA, CONDUCTOR
RAN DANK, PIANO
Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto ignores convention, opening with lone piano and building up to a heroic struggle between soloist and orchestra. In the end, the orchestra succumbs to the piano’s charms. The work demands astounding technique and imagination from pianist Ran Dank. Dvořák sealed his international career with his Sixth Symphony. Joyful and pastoral, it pays homage to Brahms while painting an idealized portrait of Czech country life. The program begins with Fujikura's Banitza Groove!
Dai Fujikura ● Banitza Groove! (2006) Ludwig van Beethoven● Piano Concerto No. 4 Antonin Dvořák ● Symphony No. 6
ran dank, piano
Technically dazzling and intellectually probing artistry exemplify Ran Dank's pianism and musicality. The recipient of numerous honors, Ran Dank won a coveted place on the Young Concert Artists roster in 2009 and subsequently made his New York recital debut sponsored by YCA and the Jerome L.Greene Foundation at Merkin Hall December 14, 2009. He was a laureate of the Cleveland International Competition, the Naumburg Piano Competition and the Sydney International Piano Competition and First Prize winner of the Hilton Head International Piano Competition. ● Ran Dank's bio
“Dank played with impeccable technical surety…explosive force and triumphant exultation.” — The Washington Post
“A strong player with technique and imagination.” — The New York Times
Dan Rank will be giving a masterclass on Friday, October 6 at 3 pm.
This concert is part of the Classics Series and is currently only available by subscription or as part of a Take-5 package. Individual tickets for the Classics concerts will go on sale on Thursday, August 10. Season tickets may be purchased with personalized service at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague Avenue, or by calling 509-624-1200. They are also available online and at all TicketsWest outlets. ● BUY SEASON TICKETS