Tecwyn Evans | Conductor
John Chen | Piano
Beethoven | Overture to ‘Prometheus’
Beethoven | Piano Concerto No. 3
Anthony Ritchie | Symphony No. 1, 'Boum'
Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto, written in 1801, is described as a masterpiece. It reveals the development of the emotional impact and intellectual depth in his music which evolved after his deafness began in 1796.
John Chen is a Malaysian-born New Zealand concert pianist, and in 2004 he became the youngest-ever winner of the Sydney International Piano Competition. After finishing his studies in Auckland, he continued in the USA, and his career now takes him to all corners of the world.
As well as celebrating 250 years since Beethoven’s birth, this concert also celebrates the 60th birthday of the Dunedin-based composer Anthony Ritchie who has been hailed “one of the greatest composers of his time”. His first symphony was composed in 1993 while he was the DSO’s Composer in Residence. The DSO is delighted to mark this milestone for a composer with whom its relationship has flourished, especially as May is New Zealand’s Music Month.
May 2, 2020 7:30PM
Dunedin Town Hall