We are delighted to welcome our guest soloist, Ana Šinkovec Burstin, to play Grieg’s magnificent Piano Concerto. This is Grieg’s most powerful composition. Liszt championed the work in the years following its composition and is largely responsible for this being one of the most widely played and well known of the piano concertos.
Born in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Ana Šinkovec Burstin is an international prize-winning pianist. She is the holder of Masters degrees from conservatoires in Ljubljana, Brussels, Bergamo and Paris. She has won prizes in Germany, France, Slovenia and Italy, including First Prize at the Nikolai Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Paris, and the Lindau Prize in Germany.
Our conductor, Sam Burstin, combines the Grieg with works by two other Scandinavian composers. Nielsen’s Helios Overture follows the path of the sun from sunrise to sunset. Sibelius’ sublime fifth symphony is similar in character to the Nielsen, its finale bringing the concert to a wonderful conclusion.
Tickets (full price $20, concessions $15, secondary students and younger free) available on the door or in advance from Eventfinda.