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Mahler Tragic Symphony
Hong Kong
Hong Kong Philharmonic
Hong Kong
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With Mahler’s Sixth—a tour de force for virtuoso orchestra—Maestro Jaap van Zweden and the HK Phil invite you to continue on our musical journey of Mahler’s symphonies. Within the Symphony’s compelling sonorities you’ll also hear passages of extraordinary beauty and calm—like the soaring “Alma theme”—a portrait of the composer’s wife—and sounds of cowbells from distant alpine pastures. In the last movement, listen for the three hammer blows of fate, “the last of which fells the hero like the stroke of an axe,” Mahler revealed. You are bound to feel the anguish of the prophecy. The concert opens with the world premiere of a new commission by the young American-Chinese composer Conrad Tao, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Composer-in-Residence for our 2016/17 season.

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Northern Lights
Stamford, CT
Stamford Symphony
Stamford, CT
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Conrad Tao has appeared worldwide as a pianist and composer, and has been dubbed a musician of “probing intellect and open-hearted vision” by the New York Times, a “thoughtful and mature composer” by NPR, and “ferociously talented” by Time Out New York. In June of 2011, the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars and the Department of Education named Conrad a Presidential Scholar in the Arts, and the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts awarded him a YoungArts gold medal in music.

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Northern Lights
Stamford, CT
Stamford Symphony
Stamford, CT
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Conrad Tao has appeared worldwide as a pianist and composer, and has been dubbed a musician of “probing intellect and open-hearted vision” by the New York Times, a “thoughtful and mature composer” by NPR, and “ferociously talented” by Time Out New York. In June of 2011, the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars and the Department of Education named Conrad a Presidential Scholar in the Arts, and the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts awarded him a YoungArts gold medal in music.

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JCT Trio
Washington, DC
Washington Performing Arts
Washington, DC
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Each a commended soloist in his own right, Avery Fisher Career Grant winners Stefan Jackiw, Jay Campbell, and Conrad Tao join forces in JCT (pronounced “junction”) Trio. As the name implies, the collective result of this assembled virtuosity and sensitivity is even greater than the sum of its highly impressive parts.

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Pictures at an Exhibition
Lisbon, Portugal
Gulbenikan Musica
Lisbon
Portugal
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After his first performance in Gulbenkian Music in October 2015, under the direction of conductor Joana Carneiro, pianist Conrad Tao returns for a solo recital. An artist on a dizzying rise, he addresses a repertoire that is both eclectic and wide-ranging. On his latest album, Pictures, the pianist and composer intersperses his own creation with pieces by David Lang, Elliott Carter and Toru Takemitsu and with the core work Pictures at an Exhibition, by Mussorgsky, the starting point and inspiration for an innovative programme, thought through with great imagination.

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Atlantic Classical Orchestra
Stuart, FL
Lyric Theatre
Stuart, FL
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Rappaport Prize Piano Concerto, Conrad Tao, pianist & composer
Mozart, Symphony No. 41 in C Major, “Jupiter”

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Atlantic Classical Orchestra
Stuart, FL
Lyric Theatre
Stuart, FL
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Rappaport Prize Piano Concerto, Conrad Tao, pianist & composer
Mozart, Symphony No. 41 in C Major, “Jupiter”

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Atlantic Classical Orchestra
Vero Beach, FL
Waxlax Center for the Performing Arts
Vero Beach, FL
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Rappaport Prize Piano Concerto, Conrad Tao, pianist & composer
Mozart, Symphony No. 41 in C Major, “Jupiter”

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Atlantic Classical Orchestra
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Eissey Campus Theatre
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
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Rappaport Prize Piano Concerto, Conrad Tao, pianist & composer
Mozart, Symphony No. 41 in C Major, “Jupiter”

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Symphony Orchestra Augusta
Augusta, GA
First Baptist of Augusta
Augusta, GA
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Gershwin: Porgy & Bess, A Symphonic Picture
Gershwin: An American in Paris
Gershwin: Cuban Overture
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue