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Pictures At An Exhibition

Andrei Feher, conductor
Teo Gheorghiu, piano

Enescu: Romanian Rhapsody No. 1
Kodály: Dances of Galánta
Ravel: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand in D major
Mussorgsky Arr. Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition

Music Director Andrei Feher explores his heritage with works by Enescu and Kodály, and welcomes young Swiss-Canadian pianist Teo Gheorghiu to perform Ravel’s Concerto for the Left Hand, with its jazz-induced rhythms and harmonies. The orchestra shines in Ravel’s masterful orchestration of Mussorgsky’s grand and exciting Pictures at an Exhibition.

IMAG will be used for this concert.

Prelude:
Learn more about the composers and the music with the free pre-concert talk at 7 pm.

AfterpARTy event with KWAG:
Friday February 15th at 10pm.  Duration approximately one hour.  Free to ticket holders for the KWS concert on February 15, 2019.
Location: Centre In The Square atrium lobby

“What Makes Culture Romanian?”

Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery Executive Director, Shirley Madill is of Romanian heritage.  After hearing the KWS concert conclude with Mussorgsky’s masterpiece ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’, Shirley will lead an illustrated introduction to Romanian visual arts.  KWS Music Director Andrei Feher and guest pianist Teo Gheorghiu are both Romanian-Canadians and will contribute their thoughts about what makes Romanian music distinctive, especially appropriate given that the concert opens with Enescu’s ‘Romanian Rhapsody No 1’.  There is unlikely to be a simple answer to what defines Romanian culture, but the ensuing discussion is bound to shed some light on Andrei’s cultural background.

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