Feb 17 -18

Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 25


Thursday, February 17, 2022, 7:30 p.m. | TICKETS

Friday, February 18, 2022, 7:30 p.m. | TICKETS


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Sameer Patel, conductor

Weiyin Chen, piano



JENNIFER HIGDON, blue cathedral

W.A. MOZART, Piano Concerto No. 25

JEAN SIBELIUS, Symphony No. 1 in e minor, Op. 39


Described as a “thoughtful, lyrical, and accomplished artist” (New York Times), pianist Weiyin Chen makes her KSO debut on a deeply emotive program that features the return of guest conductor Sameer Patel.


Why You Will Love This Program:

  • Mozart! His piano concertos are arguably the finest pieces he ever wrote, and his Piano Concerto No. 25 has been described as “the most magnificent and difficult” of them all.
  • Homegrown Talent: Multi-GRAMMY winner Jennifer Higdon grew up in Maryville, TN, and her blue cathedral has taken its place as a staple in the orchestral repertoire over the last 20 years. blue cathedral follows the loss of her brother, she describes the piece as, “a story that commemorates living and passing through places of knowledge and of sharing and of that song called life.”
  • The Finnish composer Sibelius’ music is always great for wintertime. Symphony No. 1 is an engrossing, heart-on-its-sleeve emotional outpouring that is often compared to the symphonies of Tchaikovsky. But leave no doubt, this piece gives us an early sense of distinctive voice that established Sibelius as one of the great symphonists of all time.


Musical Tasting Menu:

  • Preview Weiyin Chen playing Mozart on this recording of his Piano Concerto No. 12.

  • Get to know Sibelius’ First Symphony by checking out its fanciful, balletic third movement:


Sameer Patel

Weiyin Chen

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