Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73 “Emperor”
Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
Antoine Plante, Conductor
Alon Goldstein, Piano
1 hr 45 min, with intermission
7:15pm in the Cullen Theater
A night of the triumphant and sublime
Experience Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony - an immense and soul-stirring exposition on triumph over tragedy - alongside his brilliant “Emperor Concerto” on the instruments of the composer’s time played with vitality by Mercury and hear works renewed - fresh, invigorating, remarkable. Joining Mercury is Alon Goldstein, piano, who brings, “A beautifully balanced approach to the score, refined yet impetuous, noble yet spirited" (New York Times).
WEATHER NOTE: The concert is scheduled to proceed as planned at this time. The concert will only be cancelled if the Wortham Center closes or there is an evacuation of the Theater District area. Updates will be posted to our website and social media as needed.
Special Thanks to Matt Morgan for use of his R.J. Regier six-and-a-half octave Viennese fortepiano.
This concert is made possible in part by the Houston Endowment and the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.
Violin IJonathan Godfrey, Concertmaster
Sarah Jane Kenner
Augusta McKay Lodge
Violin IIOleg Sulyga, Principal Second Violin
CelloBeiliang Zhu, Principal
Courtenay Vandiver Pereira
BassDeborah Dunham, Principal
FluteDavid Ross, Principal
OboeGonzalo Ruiz, Principal
ClarinetThomas Carroll, Principal
BassoonNate Helgeson, Principal
Clay Zeller Townson
HornTodd Williams, Principal
TrumpetShelby Lewis, Principal
Ben David Aronson