News

Location

Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center
Kansas City

Date

Jan 31 2020

Time

8:00 pm - 6:00 pm

AX PERFORMS BEETHOVEN

A Celebration of Isaac Sternat the Kansas City Symphony

AX PERFORMS BEETHOVEN 

Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center

Michael Stern, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano
LOUIS ANDREESSEN The nine symphonies of Beethoven
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1
BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra 

Isaac Stern’s longtime friend and classical luminary Emanuel Ax is back to bring new life to Beethoven’s playful First Piano Concerto, nearly 225 years after its premiere. But first, buckle up for a 10-minute whirlwind tour with Louis Andriessen’s The nine symphonies of Beethoven. To close, Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra — arguably his most popular work — celebrates the orchestra’s full range of colors and emotions on a journey from the dark, ethereal opening bars to a euphoric finale. Tickets for this Kansas City Symphony concert start at $25.