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Greensboro Symphony Presents German Giants Featuring Pianist Lucas Debargue

From Grocer to Tchaikovsky Winner – Eclectic Debargue Heads to GSO!

Evgeny Evtyukhin

Lucas Debargue

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Greensboro -- ( Thu., Apr. 6, 2017 - Fri., Apr. 7, 2017 )

Greensboro Symphony Orchestra: "German Giants - Beethoven, Schumann, and Mendelssohn"
Performed by Greensboro Symphony (Dmitry Sitkovestsky, conductor); Lucas Debargue, piano
$46; $40; $34; Students $6 -- Dana Auditorium , (336) 335-5456, ext. 224 , http://www.greensborosymphony.org/

Greensboro -- ( Sat., Apr. 8, 2017 )

Greensboro Symphony Orchestra: Chamber Series Concert 4
Performed by Lucas Debargue, piano; Dmitry Sitkovetsky, violin; Alexander Ezerman, cello
$32; Students $6 -- UNCG Recital Hall , (336) 335-5456, ext. 224 , http://www.greensborosymphony.org/ -- 8:00 PM

April 6, 2017 - Greensboro, NC:

This preview has been provided by the Greensboro Symphony.

Former grocer and now internationally renowned pianist, Lucas Debargue, joins the Greensboro Symphony this April 6th – 8th for a set of dynamic concerts! Debargue, hailed as "the young classical pianist breaking all the rules!" (KQED Arts) has experienced a meteoric rise to stardom, with an ascendancy that seems excerpted from a Hollywood movie plot. He was self-taught into his teens, and jazz, not classical, was his first real musical passion. He was working in a Paris supermarket before being 'discovered' by a famous Russian coach, and even then, only studied for 4 years before claiming his prize in the Tchaikovsky. His first time playing with an orchestra was in the finals of the competition. His success story is as revolutionary as it is unbelievable.

The fifth concert of the Tanger Outlets Masterworks Series, German Giants, showcases Debargue's lyricism and sensitive playing in Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, originally composed to demonstrate Beethoven's own virtuosity and grace. Debargue is sure to wow the audience and leave them on the edge of their seats!

Also included on this concert are Schumann's Overture, Scherzo, and Finale and Mendelssohn's "Reformation" Symphony (Symphony No. 5 in D major, Op. 107.) Mendelssohn, a devout Protestant, composed the Reformation Symphony to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the "Ausberg Confession," one of most important documents in the Lutheran Reformation. This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation (1517).

The GSO's Chamber concert on April 8th features Debargue and Dmitry Sitkovetsky on Mozart's Violin Sonata No. 28 in E-flat major, with GSO Principal Cellist Alexander Ezerman joining the duo on Tchaikovsky's Piano Trio in A minor. Don't miss out on this exciting weekend with Lucas Debargue and the Greensboro Symphony!

  Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor
  Lucas Debargue, piano
  The Greensboro Symphony Orchestra

What: Tanger Outlets Masterworks Series – "German Giants"

  Overture, Scherzo, & Finale – Robert Schumann
  Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 19 – Ludwig van Beethoven
  Symphony No. 5 in D major, Op. 107 "Reformation" – Felix Mendelssohn

  April 06, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
  April 07, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.

  Dana Auditorium
  5800 W. Friendly Ave.
  Greensboro, NC 27410

Price: $46, $40, $34, Students $6

  Thursday, April 6: Pennybyrn Maryfield and Northwestern Mutual
  Friday, April 7: BNC Bank


The Rice Toyota Sitkovetsky & Friends Chamber Series

  Dmitry Sitkovetsky, violin
  Lucas Debargue, piano
  Alexander Ezerman, cello

  Violin Sonata No. 28 in E-flat major, K. 380 (374f) – W.A. Mozart
  Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50 – Pyotr Tchaikovsky

When: April 8, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.

  UNCG School of Music Recital Hall
  100 McIver Street
  Greensboro NC

Price: $32 (STUDENTS $6)

How to get tickets:
  Call the Symphony Box Office at 336-335-5456 x224
  Visit the Greensboro Coliseum Box Office
  Order online at www.ticketmaster.com
  Call Ticketmaster at 852-1100

Sponsored by: Rice Toyota

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