Andrew Constantine, conductor
Valentina Lisitsa, piano
Mozart — The Magic Flute, overture
Beethoven — Piano concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15
Schubert — Symphony No. 9 in C major, D. 944, "The Great"
The Ukrainian classical music and internet star Valentina Lisitsa debuts in Beethoven’s youthful concerto, an homage to Mozart and Haydn. Schubert’s Great C Major Symphony lay dormant after the young composer’s death, in 1828, only premiered a decade later, in a performance conducted by Felix Mendelssohn.
This free, pre-concert talk is designed to provide audience members insight into the evening's concert program and featured guest artists. Musically Speaking is hosted by Fort Wayne Philharmonic conducting staff, musicians, and guest artists.
For Masterworks concerts at the Embassy Theatre, Musically Speaking is held in The Gallery of the Grand Wayne Center.
For Masterworks concerts at Auer Performance Hall, Musically Speaking is held in the Instrumental Rehearsal Room 120.
Musically Speaking is presented at 6:30 P.M., one-hour before every Masterworks concert.
Musically Speaking is sponsored by the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Friends.