McGegan Conducts Beethoven & Mendelsshon
- Times: From: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
- From: April 20, 2018 to April 20, 2018
- Admission: $20-$90
- Location: New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)
- Address: 1 Center Street, Prudential Hall, Newark, NJ 07102
Nicholas McGegan conductor Robert Levin piano New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Nicholas McGegan charms from the podium, conducting music that is his forte, while Robert Levin brings a scholar's authority and a performer's passion to the keyboard. Handel's Suite No. 2 in D Major from Water Music Rousing and festive; premiered on a barge in the river Thames, it was written as a present for King George I. Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 This breathtaking, audacious concerto is challenging for players and rewarding for listeners. Levin Improvisations A stunning feat of improvisation, Levin channels Ludwig on the spot from themes submitted by audience members. Mendelsshon Symphony No. 5, "Reformation" Celestial harmonies resound through this grand and exciting work, right up to the roof-raising final chords.