LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major Op. 73 „Emperor“
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
Symphony No. 5 in E minor Op. 64
Garrick OHLSSON | piano
PRAGUE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Sergey SMBATYAN | conductor
Garrick Ohlsson returns to the FOK Orchestra. And it's a good thing, because each of his concerts is a festival, especially this year as he celebrates his 75th birthday. Beethoven's Emperor Concerto is a perfect fit for Ohlsson's mastery. As is Tchaikovsky's Fifth for the sensitive and passionate Armenian hands of Sergey Smbatyan, who on the other hand, will be appearing with the Prague Symphony for the first time.
The concert is held under the auspices of the U.S. Embassy in Prague.