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Korsantia Plays the “Emperor”

Saturday, May 20, 7:30 PM

Korsantia Plays the “Emperor”

Saturday, May 20, 7:30 PM

Alexander Korsantia, piano
Yaniv Dinur, conductor

Valerie Coleman: Umoja, Anthem of Unity
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 (Emperor)
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10

This program features three composers who, each in their own way, call for unity and peace. American composer Valerie Coleman writes an anthem for kindness and humanity that fights injustice and racism. New Bedfords favorite Alexander Korsantia performs the majestic Fifth Piano Concerto of Beethoven – perhaps the most famous humanist composer. The NBSO concludes the season with Shostakovich’s 10th Symphony, the piece that passes through pain and terror to finally reach immense joy. Using his own initials translated into musical notes, Shostakovich signifies the triumph of the individual over a terrorizing and dehumanizing regime.

Please join Music Director Yaniv Dinur for his pre-concert talk in the theatre from 6:30-7:00 pm. Doors to the theatre will open at 6:00 pm for patrons attending the pre-concert talk (open to all ticket holders). Doors will open at 7:00 pm for the concert.


Rehearsal Order:
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 (Emperor)
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 (around 4:30 p.m.)

Admission is free but donations will be gladly accepted at the door. Seating is general admission, enter and leave as you please. No tickets or RSVP required.

Please note that this is a working rehearsal, and pieces may not be played in their entirety. A 20-minute break usually occurs sometime between 4 and 4:30 pm. Please save your applause for the end of pieces and/or rehearsal as to not interfere with the rehearsal process.


Alexander Korsantia

Concert Sponsor:

Janet and Robert Feingold

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