Orchestre National de Lyon
Date(s): February 19, 2017 at 3:00pm - 11:59pm
Location: NJ Performing Arts Center (NJ PAC)
Pianist George Li, Tchaikovsky Competition silver medalist for 2015, performs Liszt’s famously challenging Piano Concerto No. 1. Leonard Slatkin, the orchestra’s music director, conducts Berlioz’s vivid Symphonie Fantastique.
- Orchestre National de Lyon
- Leonard Slatkin, conductor
- George Li, piano
- Slatkin: Kinah
- Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1
- Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
“Mr. Li’s playing combined youthful abandon with utter command.” (The New York Times)
Twenty-year-old George Li is one of five recipients of a 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant. He recently returned from Russia, where he performed as part of the Stars on Baikal concert showcasing the winners of the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition. Li was among the soloists who participated in Folk, Form, and Fire, an evening of Prokofiev’s piano concertos at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
The NJPAC program also includes Ravel’s poetic Shéhérazade, ouverture de féerieand Leonard Slatkin’s Kinah, a musical elegy dedicated to his musician parents.