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SOLOIST CHANGE: Pianist Kenny Broberg to replace André Watts in Minnesota Orchestra concerts this weekend, February 23 and 24

 

Program remains unchanged, featuring Broberg in Beethoven’s Emperor Piano Concerto


Pianist Kenny Broberg will replace André Watts as the featured soloist in both Minnesota Orchestra concerts this weekend. Mr. Watts is ill with the flu and unfortunately unable to perform. Conducted by John Storgårds, the program will remain unchanged, featuring Beethoven’s Concerto No. 5, Emperor, and Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony. The concerts are slated for 8 p.m. on Friday, February 23, and 8 p.m. Saturday, February 24, at Orchestra Hall.

A native of Minneapolis, pianist Kenny Broberg won the silver medal at the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. His 2017-18 season includes a recital tour in Hawaii and a performance at the annual Texas Music Festival, in addition to recitals and orchestra performances across the United States, the United Kingdom and Italy. He has performed as soloist with the Royal Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Dallas Chamber Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony and Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. His debut solo album was released by Decca Gold in August 2017. More: kennybroberg.com and cliburn.org.


[Editor’s Note: Soloist change listed below]

Minnesota Orchestra Classical Concerts
BEETHOVEN’S EMPEROR

Friday, February 23, 2018, 8 p.m. / Orchestra Hall
Saturday, February 24, 2018, 8 p.m. / Orchestra Hall

Minnesota Orchestra
John Storgårds, conductor
Kenny Broberg, piano 

BEETHOVEN              Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor
SHOSTAKOVICH       Symphony No. 10


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All programs, artists, dates, times and prices subject to change. 

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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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