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Classic Series

The Spirit Awakens

Feb 11, 2023


Alberta Bair Theater

2801 Third Ave. N.

$15 - $66

Wei Luo, piano

George Walker | Lyric for Strings
Serge Prokofiev | Piano Concerto No. 3
Camille Saint-Saëns | Symphony No. 3, “Organ”

Filled with warm fluid harmonies and gorgeous solo passages, Walker’s Lyric for Strings offers a sense of serenity before pianist Wei Luo and orchestra dive into Prokofiev’s exuberant, poetic, witty and “devilishly difficult” Piano Concerto No. 3. The orchestra then pulls out all the stops in Saint-Saëns’ majestic and thundering “Organ” Symphony.

Join us for Concert Cues at 6:40 PM!

Join us for a FREE Special Preview Recital by Wei Luo on Friday, Feb. 10 at 4:00 PM!
More information HERE

  • Featured artist, Wei Luo, has a celebrated career, including multiple tours in China
  • Saint-Saen's 3rd Symphony, nicknamed the "Organ Symphony", represents the quintessential "big romantic orchestra" sound, with organ blasting, brass heralding, and timpani pounding.
  • George Walker's Lyric for Strings was written as a tribute to his grandmother. Walker was the first African American to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music.
Wei Luo, piano
Wei Luo, guest artist

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