Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto

Date & Time

Friday, October 4, 2024 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 6, 2024 2:30 pm


David Hayes conductor
Michelle Cann piano


Beethoven Coriolan Overture
Hailstork Sagrada (Sonata da Chiesa No. 2)
Torke December
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 (“Emperor”)

The Emperor Concerto is the epitome of Beethoven’s heroic style, which audiences have loved for centuries. Written after Napoleon’s assault on Vienna in 1809, the concerto is a magnificent affirmation made in tumultuous times. Performed by Michelle Cann, lauded as “exquisite” by The Philadelphia Inquirer and a “pianist of sterling artistry” by Gramophone. Michelle Cann has become one of the most sought-after pianists of her generation. Coriolan Overture perfectly sets the program conducted by Music Director David Hayes. Adolphus Hailstork’s Sagrada and December by Michael Torke – signature pieces by superb 21st-century composers – round out the program.


Perelman Theater
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
300 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19102


80 minutes including intermission