Umi Garretts amazing playing may well have duplicated the effect felt by European audiences encountering Mozart in his earliest prodigy years, wrote a reviewer at one of Umis recent concerts. What better a work then to welcome Umi back to the WSO than a concerto from the master himself, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Beethoven symphonies are like nine children in one family all different! You know the stormy Fifth. Experience the sunny Fourth – no less great in its own way. And to open, a stirring drama in music by the greatest opera composer after Rossini, Giuseppe Verdi.
Marcelo Lehninger, conductor
Umi Garrett, piano
Verdi: Overture to La forza del destino
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4