Praised for her dynamic, passionate conducting style, SFCM welcomes Opus 3 Artist and Music Director of the Chicago Sinfonietta Mei-Ann Chen as guest conductor. The concert opens with Beethoven’s tribute to the Shakespearean story of a lonely man rebelling against the system. SFCM Piano Concerto Competition winner Parker Van Ostrand showcases his virtuosity in Rachmaninoff’s second piano concerto. Chin’s short but explosive work is a tribute to Beethoven and even evokes his Coriolan Overture, and Schumann’s fourth symphony closes the concert with an intense and radical approach to the romantic form.
Ludwig van Beethoven: Coriolan Overture
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2
Unsuk Chin: Subito Con Forza
Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 4
Mei-Ann Chen, conductor
Chih-Yao Chang, assistant conductor
Parker van Ostrand, piano