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Bravo III – UNBEATABLE Beethoven
Take a deep dive into pure genius with life-spanning selections from one of music’s greatest — Beethoven. Ride the emotional sweep and triumph in his masterwork Leonore Overture No. 3. Delight in the youthful exuberance of Piano Concerto No. 2, showcased by award-winning, guest pianist Christopher Atzinger. Feast on the inspired maturity of the master’s lighthearted 8th symphony.
Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b (from Fidelio) (1806) (Beethoven) Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 9, in Bb (1795) (Beethoven) Symphony No. 8, Op. 93 in F Major (1812) (Beethoven)
Pre-concert lecture with a fascinating look at the evening’s music led by Dr. Timothy Coker, Professor Emeritus of Music at Millsaps College, at 6:30PM on the Mezzanine.
Christopher Atzinger PIANO
Hailed for his fervency, panache and insightful performance, this Michigan native’s performance highlights include Carnegie Hall, American Cathedral in Paris, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Banff International Keyboard Festival and many more. An international piano competition medalist and winner, Atzinger was recently awarded a $25,000 McKnight Scholarship for Performing Artists and has three highly praised albums to his credit.
The onsite Box Office opens at Thalia Mara Hall one hour prior to concert: 6:30pm
Ticket-holders’ parking is available for free on concert evenings at City Centre Garage, across Pascagoula Street from Thalia Mara Hall. Accessible parking available on the West Street side of the Hall.)