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Spokane Symphony Classics: Beethoven and Dvořák

Spokane Symphony Classics: Beethoven and Dvořák

Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto ignores convention, opening with lone piano and building up to a heroic struggle between soloist and orchestra. In the end, the orchestra succumbs to the piano’s charms. The work demands astounding technique and imagination from pianist Ran Dank. Dvořák sealed his international career with his Sixth Symphony. Joyful and pastoral, it pays homage to Brahms while painting an idealized portrait of Czech country life. The program begins with Fujikura's Banitza Groove!

THE MUSIC

Dai Fujikura ● Banitza Groove! (2006)

Ludwig van Beethoven ● Piano Concerto No. 4

Antonin Dvořák ● Symphony No. 6  

PROGRAM NOTES

 

GUEST ARTIST

Ran Dank, piano

Technically dazzling and intellectually probing artistry exemplify Ran Dank's pianism and musicality. The recipient of numerous honors, Ran Dank won a coveted place on the Young Concert Artists roster in 2009 and subsequently made his New York recital debut sponsored by YCA and the Jerome L.Greene Foundation at Merkin Hall December 14, 2009.  He was a laureate of the Cleveland International Competition, the Naumburg Piano Competition and the Sydney International Piano Competition and First Prize winner of the Hilton Head International Piano Competition.  ●  Ran Dank' bio  

“Dank played with impeccable technical surety…explosive force and triumphant exultation.” — The Washington Post

“A strong player with technique and imagination.” — The New York Times

Ran Dank will be giving a masterclass on Friday, October 6 at 3 pm.

 

TICKET INFORMATION

This concert is available individually or as part of a Classics or Take-5 subscription. Both individual and season tickets may be purchased with personalized service at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague Avenue, or by calling 509-624-1200. They are also available online and at all TicketsWest outlets.  ●  BUY INDIVIDUAL TICKETS ● BUY SEASON TICKETS

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