Program

Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73 “Emperor”
Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

 

Featured  ARTISTS

Antoine Plante, Conductor

Alon Goldstein, Piano

 

 

 

RUNNING TIME

1 hr 45 min, with intermission

PRE-CONCERT LECTURE

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.

Biography of Alon Goldstein

Welcome from the Artistic Director

Program Notes


Violin I

Jonathan Godfrey, Concertmaster
Kana Kimura
Alana Youssefian*
Joanna Becker
Andrés González
Sarah Jane Kenner
Augusta McKay Lodge
Hannah Watson

Violin II

Oleg Sulyga, Principal Second Violin

Maria Lin
Rachel Shepard
Tatiana Daubek
Sean O’Neal
Eugeniu Cheremoush

Viola

Kathleen Carrington
Yvonne Smith
Matthew Carrington
Megan Wright

Cello

Beiliang Zhu, Principal
Courtenay Vandiver Pereira
Sonya Matoussova
Francis Koiner

Bass

Deborah Dunham, Principal
Paul Ellison

Piccolo

Andrea LeBlanc

Flute

David Ross, Principal
Immanuel Davis

Oboe

Gonzalo Ruiz, Principal
Kristin Olson

Clarinet

Thomas Carroll, Principal
Elise Bonhivert

Bassoon

Nate Helgeson, Principal
Clay Zeller Townson
Georgeanne Banker

Horn

Todd Williams, Principal
James Wilson

Trumpet

Shelby Lewis, Principal
Amanda Pepping

Trombone

Liza Malamut
Ben David Aronson
Garrett Lahr

Timpani

Jesús Pacheco
 

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