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Encore! on WSMC 90.5: Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2 Airing June 21, 2020 | 4:00 PM Originally Performed March 5, 2020 Kayoko Dan, conductor Gloria Chien, piano JELENA DABIC - Beethaphase                       BEETHOVEN - Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major for Piano and Orchestra VON WEBER - Overture to Der Freischütz, J.277 HINDEMITH - Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber Considered one of Beethoven’s more “classical” compositions, his Piano Concerto No. 2 is known for its graceful charm and elegance. This piece featured pianist Gloria Chien, who has been heralded by The Boston Globe as “one who excels at everything”. The evening also featured Serbian composer Jelena Dabic's Beethaphase, Weber’s Overture to Der Freischütz from the seminal German opera, and Paul Hindemith's homage to Weber, Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber.