Saturday, November 12 — 8 pm
Sunday, November 13 — 3 pm
PAVEL BALEFF, GUEST CONDUCTOR
FEI-FEI DONG, PIANO
Pavel Baleff returns as guest conductor conducting a pair of dazzling works from Scandinavian composers. Grieg’s concerto maintains what Tchaikovsky called a "perfect simplicity" while delighting the listener with flashes of brilliant color "like an aurora borealis of sound dancing in the air." Nielsen wrote: "Music is life, and, like life, inextinguishable." His dynamic fourth symphony will leave you dazed but thrilled.
Niels Wilhelm Gade — Hamlet
Edvard Grieg — Piano Concerto
Carl Nielsen — Symphony No. 4, "The Inextinguishable" (musician’s choice)
"I have often had the opportunity to hear concerts by Pavel Baleff with Baden-Baden Philharmonie, and I very impressed by the quality which he achieved with this Orchestra." — Pierre Boulez, Paris, July 2011
Since January 2007, Baleff has been Chef-Conductor of the Baden–Baden Philharmonic and Artistic Director of the International "Carl Flesch" Academy. Pavel Baleff won the International Classical Music Award 2012, and a German Record Critics Award for "Slavic Opera Arias" with Krasimira Stoyanova and with the Munich Radio Orchestra.
"Bountiful gifts and passionate immersion into the music she touches..." — The Plain Dealer
Chinese pianist Fei-Fei Dong is a winner of the 2014 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition and a top six finalist at the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. She continues to build a reputation for her poetic interpretations, charming audiences with her "passion, piquancy and tenderness" and "winning stage presence" (Dallas Morning News).
Ticket prices for this concert are $15 to $54; $10 for youth 17 and under. This concert is part of the Classics Series and may be purchased as part of a pro-rated Classics subscription or as part of a Take-5 Series. Both season tickets and individual 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.