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Pianist Sergei Babayan performs with the Milwaukee Symphony, January 2021

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Music director Ken-David Masur welcomes pianist Sergei Babayan to the stage to perform Prokofiev’s third concerto on the January 20th broadcast. Also featured is music by Shostakovich, Schnittke, and Mussorgsky.

1/6       Adams: The Chairman Dances, Foxtrot for Orchestra Nielsen: Concerto for Flute and Orchestra Adams: Violin Concerto Nielsen: Symphony No. 5 (Sonora Slocum, f; Leila Josefowics, v; Edo de Waart and Anu Tali, cond)

1/13      Mendelssohn:  Trumpet Overture Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2 Gabrieli/Ed. Block:  Canzon Septimi Toni à 8 (No. 2) Gabrieli/Ed. King: Canzon Primi Toni, Canzona per sonare No. 2 Michele Dall’Ongaro: La primavera Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4, Italian (Orion Weiss, p; Ken-David Masur, cond)

1/20      Shostakovich: Festive Overture Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 Schnittke: (K)ein Sommernachtstraum ((Not) a Midsummer Night’s Dream) Mussorgsky/Gorchakov: Pictures at an Exhibition (Sergei Babayan, p; Ken-David Masur, cond)

1/27      Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 Prokofiev: Symphony No. 3 (Joyce Yang, p; Stefan Asbury, cond)