Joy & Passion: Schumann & Brahms
Andrei Feher, conductor
Lauma Skride, piano
Gurpreet Chana, tabla/electronics
Jordan Pal & Gurpreet Chana: New commission: Upwell
Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor
Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor
Acclaimed pianist Lauma Skride joins the KWS for Schumann’s Piano Concerto, a piece brimming with joy from start to finish. Music Director Andrei Feher leads the orchestra in Brahms’s final symphony. Rich in allusions to Beethoven and full of impassioned intensity, it maintains an undercurrent of unrelenting tragedy, contrasting with the happiness of the piano concerto.