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Jon Nakamatsu (Public Domain)
MUSIC: Symphony San Jose welcomes Jon Nakamatsu back to the beautiful California Theatre to perform Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5.

Symphony San Jose presents Beethoven’s Emperor Piano Concerto

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Date(s) - 05/07/2022
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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California Theatre

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BUY TICKETS – $55-115 – Entry Requirements. Parking: Easy, inexpensive parking is just one block away from the theatre at San Jose City Garage on San Carlos Street with entrances on 2nd and 3rd Streets.

Symphony San Jose welcomes Jon Nakamatsu back to the beautiful California Theatre to perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in E♭ major, Op. 73. Often considered the “most important piano concerto ever written” the Emperor is filled with innovation, looking forward to 19th century pianos not yet conceived, it was to be Beethoven’s last.

The program opens in a mood of enchantment, with Ravel’s elegance, delicacy, shimmering colors and expressive melodies on full display with his Ma mère l’Oye (Mother Goose Suite) and Pavane pour une infante défunte (Pavane for a Dead Princess). The mood shifts dramatically with Stravinsky’s brief, brilliant Symphony in Three Movements, written just after WWII, it has the intensity of a newsreel.

Concert Program


IMAGE courtesy of Symphony San Jose (Public Domain)

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