Earl Lee conducts Chin, Mozart, and Schumann with Eric Lu, piano
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
BSO Assistant Conductor Earl Lee, making his full-program Symphony Hall debut, is joined by acclaimed young Chinese American pianist Eric Lu for Wolfgang Mozart’s passionate, stormy D minor piano concerto. The title of South Korean-born composer Unsuk Chin’s brief, exciting concert opener translates as "suddenly, with power." Composed during one of his periods of chronic depression, Robert Schumann’s Second Symphony is nevertheless wonderfully affirmative and optimistic in character.
Eric Lu’s performance Friday afternoon is supported by the May and Dan Pierce Guest Artist Fund.
Earl Lee, conductor
Eric Lu, piano
Unsuk CHIN subito con forza
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K.466
SCHUMANN Symphony No. 2
Apr 6, 2023, 7:30pm EDT
Program Notes & Works
subito con forza
Unsuk Chin wrote her subito con forza—“suddenly, with power”—as a miniature tribute to Ludwig van Beethoven in 2020, during which year many celebrations for the composer were planned and scuttled due to the pandemic.
Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K.466
Wolfgang Mozart’s D minor piano concerto is one of just two concertos he wrote in a minor key
Symphony No. 2
Schumann's Second Symphony is journey from tragedy to triumph.
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