The evening begins with Beethoven’s third piano concerto, which premiered in 1803 at the Theater an der Wien. One of the composer’s personal favorites, it is known among pianists as one of the most difficult in the repertoire. The concerto will be performed on fortepiano by Hungarian virtuoso Petra Somlai, first prize winner at the International Fortepiano Competition in Bruges, Belgium and professor of fortepiano at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. Next on the program is Schubert’s Symphony No. 5, which he wrote at the age of 18 in 1816, the same year he composed his Fourth and Fifth Symphonies. The program concludes with the three-movement Symphony in F Major by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, fifth child and second surviving son of J. S. Bach. The Symphony was one of several written by C.P.E. while living in Berlin, where he was known primarily as one of the foremost clavier-players of his time.

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor
Schubert Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major
CPE Bach Symphony in F Major, H665

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