Performance Thursday, February 15, 2018 | 8 PM

Orchestra of St. Luke's

Beethoven's "Emperor" with Denk

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Mozart’s final symphonies are pinnacles of Classicism that boldly point to the Romantics. His Symphony No. 40 opens in a state of nervous agitation and culminates in an edge-of-your-seat finale that Wagner called “exuberant with rapture and audacity.” The “Emperor” Piano Concerto is grandly virtuosic and heroic in spirit—a towering landmark where Beethoven the master pianist and symphonist are brilliantly fused.


  • Orchestra of St. Luke's
    Robert Spano, Conductor
  • Kelley O'Connor, Mezzo-Soprano
  • Jeremy Denk, Piano


  • MOZART Symphony No. 40
  • BRYCE DESSNER New Work for Mezzo-Soprano and Orchestra (World Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
  • BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5, "Emperor"
Lead support for the 125 Commissions Project is provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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Additional funding is provided by members of Carnegie Hall's Composer Club.
This performance is part of Orchestra of St Luke's.

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