Beethoven penned his infamous letter to his “Immortal Beloved,” a mysterious figure in his life, the same summer during which he wrote his very classical Eighth Symphony, a kind of beautiful calm before the storm of his mighty Ninth. This concert will captivate you, as Beethoven’s masterpiece is paired with one of the best-known and most exciting works for piano, Grieg’s only piano concerto, performed by singular Canadian pianist Ian Parker. There might be Shivering Stars on a cold Regina night in February, but the concert hall is warm and inviting.
- Alexina Louie Shattered Night, Shivering Stars
- Grieg Concerto for piano and orchestra in A minor Op. 16
- Beethoven Symphony No. 8 in F major Op. 93
- Gordon Gerrard conductor
- Ian Parker piano