American Concert Pianist, Steinway Artist, Susan Merdinger

Concertos Galore! 

I just love performing concertos with orchestras- it can be the most gratifying and also at times the most terrifying of musical experiences as a soloist. It's a little bit like chamber music on steroids- so much more to listen for, so much more to watch and observe, so much more SOUND! It is really quite a thrill, and I was lucky to perform two of my favorite concertos last season- Cesar Franck's Symphonic Variations and Beethoven's Triple Concerto. Now this season two more show-stoppers- Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No.1 and Brahms' Piano Concerto No.2. Does it get any better than this? Not in my book! I am a blessed pianist to be able to perform these works and bring them to life as they were intended with orchestra. However, I must say that I am indebted to my dear husband, piano-partner for life- Steven Greene, who painstakingly accompanies me and rehearses with me every concerto I perform. I don't know how I could do it without him!

26 days Countdown to Tchaikovsky No. 1!  I performed this concerto in 2016 with the State Symphony Orchestras of Mexico with Gabriela Diaz Alatriste conducting. My last performance of this concerto in the USA was in 1990 with the Ridgewood Symphony in New Jersey, Sandra Dackow conducting. Now I am so excited to bring it to my Chicago fans, with the Highland Park Strings and Robert Hasty conducting!

Sunday October 21, 2018 3pm. Highland Park High School Auditorium, 433 Vine Avenue.

Hope to see you there! 

Program:

Tchaikovsky: Polonaise from Eugene Onegin

Schumann: "Spring" Symphony

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1

 

 

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