Prokofiev + Beethoven
Prokofiev + Beethoven

Originally performed on April 14 & 15, 2018
Louis Langrée, conductor
Karen Gomyo, violin


Pierre Jalbert: World Premiere
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4

We continue to glimpse Beethoven’s influence on the future of music through the prism of this multi-year symphony cycle. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4, a work of infectious joy, will get a modern-day response in a world premiere commission by Pierre Jalbert. Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1 inspires the imagination of the listener, and features Karen Gomyo, a violinist of “real musical command, vitality, brilliance and intensity” (Chicago Tribune).

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