Gershwin’s Concerto in F

Gershwin’s Concerto in F Acclaimed pianist Aaron Diehl excels at both jazz and classical music, making Gershwin’s jazzy-bluesy Concerto in F the perfect vehicle for his show-stopping talents. The lyrics of “America, the Beautiful” stirred Wang Jie’s patriotism in her hopeful riff on the song. Program Notes Based on the latest guidance from the CDC … Read

Hochman, Brahms & Sibelius

Hochman, Brahms & Sibelius Benjamin Hochman returns to the OPO stage for Brahms’s First Piano Concerto, technically brilliant and unabashedly romantic (with a not-so-subtle declaration of to Clara Schumann in its glowing Adagio). A silvery flight of swans inspired Sibelius’s glorious Fifth Symphony, while his fierce, stirring Finlandia, with its hymn-like outcry for freedom, … Read