Celebrating 75 years concert at the Grand Opera House Friday, April 7, 2017 at 7:30pm.
The Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra celebrates 75 years with renowned pianist Alpin Hong at the historic Grand Opera House at 7:30p.m., Friday, April 7th, 2017. The program will feature Nicolai’s Merry Wives of Windsor Overture, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with soloist Alpin Hong, and Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 in D Major. The concert will be conducted by Maestro Andrew Sewell.
Pianist Alpin Hong has performed at the Grand Opera House many times; for the first time he will perform with the musicians of the Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra. The New York Times called him “a pianistic firebrand” in a review of his standing-room only New York recital debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. Hong’s combination of stunning technique and emotional range brings audiences young and old to their feet. He has performed across the globe and has earned a reputation as a modern day Pied Piper. As a classical pianist, music education advocate, and inspirational speaker, Hong will perform in concert and will work with Oshkosh area schools and community organizations as part of a week long collaborative residency between the Grand Opera House and the Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra.
The 75 year history of the Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra is rich. Starting in 1942, the orchestra began as a civic symphony and has evolved to a full professional orchestra. The Symphony’s recently released recording Crazy Horse of pianist and composer John Harmon’s symphony will be available for purchase at the concert. All CD sales support the Oshkosh Symphony 75 year legacy and future concert programming.
Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra is a non-profit organization with the mission to build community through music in order to engage, educate, and enrich the lives of those living in Oshkosh and beyond. Oshkosh Symphony is your symphony. Pianist Alpin Hong, Maestro Andrew Sewell, and the members of the Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra’s concert is a must see event!