The New Jersey Symphony crosses the Hudson with a program that explores the influences and vision of 20th-century composer and teacher Ferruccio Busoni. Music director Jacques Lacombe conducts Busoni's Piano Concerto with soloist Marc-André Hamelin, plus Weill’s Symphony No. 1 and Varese's Nocturnal. Elliott Forrest and Sara Fishko host.
The Carnegie Hall blog notes: "The Busoni concerto is a true giant of the repertoire. The five-movement work features what is generally considered one of the most difficult solo piano parts in the literature, clocks in at around 70 minutes in length, and introduces a male chorus in the last movement. The NJSO brings the men of the Westminster Symphonic Choir to Carnegie Hall for this Spring For Music performance."
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
Jacques Lacombe, Music Director
Marc-André Hamelin, Piano
Men of the Westminster Symphonic Choir
WEILL: Symphony No. 1, "Berliner Symphonie"
BUSONI: Piano Concerto