Winter Festival Zhang & Ax: Transformation
Presented by New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
XIAN ZHANG conductor
EMANUEL AX piano
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Xian Zhang has a special affinity for Tchaikovsky, whose monumental Manfred Symphony is based on Lord Byron’s epic poem of doomed love. Superstar Emanuel Ax displays his own Mozartean gifts in the composer’s luxuriant Piano Concerto No. 22.
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 22
Ever the prolific creator, Mozart wrote three piano concertos while working on The Marriage of Figaro. No. 22’s expanded orchestra heralded a new age in symphonic writing.
TCHAIKOVSKY Manfred Symphony
Gripping, one of the great program symphonies; forbidden romance is the subject of this musical tale, which follows its wizardly hero as roams the Alps seeking transformation through forgetfulness.
Join us for Bank of America Classical Overtures, held one hour prior to this concert. This interactive presentation is hosted by Maestro George Marriner Maull of New Jersey's Discovery Orchestra and is free to ticket holders.