ALBERT TIU piano
JASON LAI conductor
Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, L. 86
Don Juan, Op. 20
Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 44
“After all, an artist is by definition a man accustomed to dreams and living among apparitions." Claude Debussy
The Conservatory Orchestra returns to the Esplanade with Principal Conductor, Jason Lai, to present a programme inspired by dreams & apparitions. French composer Claude Debussy, who we are commemorating in 2018 for his 100th death anniversary, is represented here by the enchanting Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun. Richard Strauss's genre defining Don Juan is a tone poem that captures the story of the legendary Spanish libertine, who after 400 years continues to stir the debate of human fate and morality. Associate Professor Albert Tiu returns as soloist in Tchaikovsky's rarely performed second Piano Concerto, which is a fine example of the composer's ability to conjure one ear worm after another, and also a virtuosic display of a symphony orchestra in equal partnership.
• Tickets at $20/$10 from SISTIC.
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• Out of respect for other concert goers, no children under 6 years of age will be allowed admission.