Sheely Center for the Performing Arts,
2300 Shermer Rd.Northbrook,60062United States+ Google Map
Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 4 pm
Susan Merdinger, Piano
Cortege Solenelle, Op. 89 No. 2
Slavonic Rhapsody No. 1 in D, Op. 45
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B Flat, Op. 82
The splendor of Glazunov and the tuneful, rustic joys of Dvořák serve as a prelude to the majestic sweep of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2, a monumental, 4-movement “Symphony for Piano and Orchestra.”
This performance marks the first appearance of renowned pianist Susan Merdinger with the NSO.
Free parking is available in several lots adjoining the auditorium on the south side of Glenbrook North High School. Enter on Sherman Drive, at the traffic light. Additional free parking is available in the lot on the north side of Glenbrook North High School and at Maple School, just south of the auditorium.
For the pre-concert lecture, please arrive around 2:15 p.m. for the lecture at 2:30 p.m. For the concert, please arrive at 3:30 p.m. for the concert at 4 p.m. Allow extra time if you need to pick up or purchase tickets.
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Music Director Lawrence Rapchak
Lawrence Rapchak has served as Music Director of the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra since 2001, where he has presented numerous first Chicago area performances, including the Symphony No. 2 and Michelangelo Suite of Shostakovich, the Irish Rhapsody No. 4 of Stanford, the Hummel Piano Concerto in B Minor, the Panathenaenzug of Richard Strauss, Fredrick Delius’s Appalachia (with the Roosevelt University Chorus), Moritz Moskowski’s Piano Concerto, and the U.S. premiere of Othmar Schoeck’s Sommernacht.