Darko Butorac, conductor
George Li, piano
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde, Prelude and “Liebestod”
Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5
The season opens in the spirit of the new, with an exploration of three visionary and revolutionary composers. Wagner's passionate musical rendition of Tristan and Isolde and Shostakovich's powerful Symphony No. 5 demonstrate the depths of emotion the orchestra can achieve. International Tchaikovsky Competition medalist George Li, joins the orchestra for a performance of Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 1.