Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3


Thu Jan 31, 2019 – Sat Feb 2, 2019

Partner Organization

Seattle Symphony


Benaroya Hall
Benaroya Hall
200 University Street
Seattle, WA 98101

Surprises abound when thoughtful musicians indulge in a bit of mischief and mayhem!

The first symphony that Shostakovich composed as a frisky teenager crackles with dark humor and cheeky irony. Pianist Jonathan Biss, a virtuoso of the highest order, approaches his craft with a scholar’s curiosity and a raconteur’s knack for captivating the minds and ears of his audience. He asked Caroline Shaw, the multi-talented composer and performer who became the youngest ever winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2013, to compose this concerto as a response to Beethoven, an endeavor that calls for a healthy balance of sanctity and whimsy.

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