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A Grand Romance

October 21, 2023 @ 7:30 pm 9:00 pm

Join us for the opening concert of the Belleville Philharmonic’s 157th Concert Season, with conductor Joseph Choi and guest artist May Phang.

Our concert, A Grand Romance, features iconic selections from the glorious Romantic Era.
The showcase piece is Brahms joyful and radiant Symphony #2, highlighting the broadest variety of orchestral sounds. We pay tribute to the great unrequited romance of classical music by coupling this Brahms masterpiece with the masterful Piano Concerto in A minor by Clara Wieck Schumann. The program opens with the rousing Ruslan and Ludmila Overture by Glinka. We are also performing a regional premier of a composition composed by Emmanuel Sikora, who we previously hosted as part of our Great Pianists of the World recital Series.

You can learn more about May Phang at www.mayphang.com.



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115 W B St
Belleville, Illinois 62220 United States

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