THE CONDUCTING PIANIST
Guest Artist: Jeffrey Kahane, conducting/piano
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22
Shaw, Caroline: Entr’acte
Haydn: Symphony No. 92 “Oxford”
Equally at home at the piano or on the podium, Jeffrey Kahane is recognized around the world for his mastery of a diverse repertoire ranging from Bach and Mozart to the music of our time. In this program, we meet Kahane first as player-conductor, leading Mozart’s Concerto No. 22 in E-flat from the keyboard, a traditional practice in Mozart’s era. More traditional in our time, he leads from the podium as conductor in Haydn’s Symphony No. 92, “Oxford.” Tucked betwixt these two classic works is Caroline Shaw’s piece from 2011, Entr’acte (perfectly named after the interval between two acts of a play). This is a program to leave you entranced and wanting more.