State Theatre will present Vienna Concert – Verein Orchestra on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 2 pm. Conductor Philippe Entremont leads the orchestra in an all-Viennese program. Entremont, also a renowned pianist, will perform Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos alongside piano soloist Sebastian Knauer. A free Pre-Performance Insights lecture is available at 1 pm in the second floor lobby of the State Theatre. Tickets range from $35-70.
The program will include F. Schubert, Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major, D 485; Mozart, Concerto for Two Pianos in E-flat Major, KV. 365; Lehár, Piave Marsch; and J. Strauss Jr. Voices of Spring, Waltz, Op. 410; Leichtes Blut, Polka schnell, Op. 319; Annen-Polka, Op. 117; and Wiener Blut, Op. 354.
Founded by members of the great Vienna Symphony Orchestra in 1987, the Vienna Concert-Verein Orchestra tours the world performing the finest works of the Viennese classical composers, as well as their favorite contemporary Austrian composers. The orchestra has premiered over 65 works by contemporary Austrian composers and has been awarded prizes by the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation in 2001, 2002, 2006, and 2011.
French-born conductor Philippe Entremont leads the Vienna Concert-Verein Orchestra in an all-Viennese program. Entremont, also a renowned pianist, will perform Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos alongside piano soloist Sebastian Knauer. In 2010, he founded the Santo Domingo Music Festival and is currently the Artistic Director and the Conductor of the Festival Orchestra. Entremont has conducted some of the greatest symphony orchestras in the world and has become the Vienna Chamber Orchestra’s Conductor Laureate for Life as well as the Israel Chamber Orchestra’s Conductor Laureate.
Pianist Sebastian Knauer was born in Hamburg in 1971 where he made his performance debut at age 14. He now looks back on a career lasting more than 25 years. His intense musicality, characterized by his unique style of playing has led to innumerable successes, establishing his name throughout the international world of music. He has given performances in more than 50 countries on four continents, each time appearing on the world’s most reputable stages.
For tickets or more information, call the State Theatre ticket office at 732-246-SHOW (7469), or visit online at www.StateTheatreNJ.org. The State Theatre ticket office, located at 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick NJ, is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10 am to 6 pm; Wednesday 11 am to 7 pm; Saturday 1 pm to 5 pm; and at least three hours prior to curtain on performance dates, unless otherwise specified.
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