Thursday 8 Jun 2017, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London
Jonathan Stockhammer conductor
Mei Yi Foo piano
Various Composers Musical Toys
Abrahamsen Piano Concerto
London-based pianist Mei Yi Foo has dazzled audiences worldwide with exceptional virtuosity, fabulous musicianship and innovative programming. In this concert, you will encounter composers as diverse as Lachenmann, Gubaidulina, Rzewski and Kurtág with miniatures that enchant and provoke in equal measure. The centerpiece of the programme is master composer Hans Abrahamsen's magnificient Piano Concerto which packs a huge range of characters and effects into just 15 minutes. It's “a true concerto, but a quirky and never-predictable one” (The Guardian).
In the evening performance at 7.30pm, join the Orchestra and conductor Christoph von Dohnányi as they perform works by Mendelssohn, Mozart and Schumann.
This concert is part of the Music of Today series
The Philharmonia Orchestra’s Composers Academy is supported by:
an anonymous donor