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Beethoven’s “Imperial” Concerto no. 5 2024-2025

Pianist Simon Trpčeski will return to the Maison symphonique with Beethoven’s majestic Concerto No. 5 conducted by Vasily Petrenko.

Season Presenting Partner

Through its bold innovations, Beethoven’s last piano concerto opened a new path to musical Romanticism. The relationship he instilled between soloist and orchestra mirrors his social status in the 19th century: that of an independent artist sometimes at odds with the world around him. The drive and intensity of Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto also enliven Sibelius’ Symphony no. 5, a radiant work that is often triumphant in character.

Artists

Orchestre symphonique de Montréal

Vasily Petrenko, conductor

Simon Trpčeski, piano

Programme

Jennifer Higdon, blue cathedral (12 min.)

Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 5 in E-flat major, op. 73, ‘‘Emperor’’ (38 min.)

Intermission (20 min)

Jean Sibelius, Symphony no. 5 in E-flat major, op. 82 (30 min.)

Total duration100minutes