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Delta David Gier, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano
Beethoven / Piano Concerto No. 5, Op.73 “Emperor”
Emanuel Ax, piano
Aaron Jay Kernis / Elegy For Those We Lost (2020)
Beethoven / Symphony No. 7
World-renowned pianist Emanuel Ax launches the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra’s centennial with Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto. This performance is the finale of Mr. Ax’s week-long SDSO residency including concerts at local schools, hospitals, and community centers.
We looked forward to bringing you Beethoven’s monumental “Ode to Joy” as a celebratory conclusion to the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra’s 2019-20 season. This concert, also featuring acclaimed piano soloist Emanuel Ax, was rescheduled for May 1 of 2021 in the hope that the impact of the global pandemic would abate enough to safely gather the number of performers required. Unfortunately, it will not be possible to safely perform Beethoven’s Ninth
Symphony this spring.
Sharing great music brings a community together, which is why the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra has continued to perform this season and will perform on May 1. As planned, the May 1 concert will feature acclaimed piano soloist Emanuel Ax and music of Ludwig van Beethoven. Beethoven’s brilliant Seventh Symphony will replace the Ninth.
This performance will be available to watch live from the comfort of your home with the support of South Dakota Public Broadcasting. Stream the performance below, visit us on our Facebook page, or via www.sd.net.
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The plan to return to public performance has been carefully considered with your health and safety at its core. Physical distanced seating is available upon request. Click below to learn more on what policies will be in place for you in the concert hall.
Join Music Director Delta David Gier as he contextualizes the music and enriches the performance with background on guest artists and the repertoire. Concert Insights is held in the Mary W. Sommervold Hall of the Washington Pavilion.
Join SDSO Assistant Conductor Thomas Fortner as he leads a pre-concert talk highlighting interesting features of the concert that evening. This fast-paced and energetic lecture takes place in the north lobby of the third floor prior to every Saturday evening Classical Concert.
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