Archive for Sunday, October 29, 2000

Pianist pairs with orchestra

Vienna Symphony to play ‘Faust’ overture

October 29, 2000

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The Vienna Symphony Orchestra and pianist Rudolf Buchbinder will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Lied Center.

The orchestra will play "Eine Faust Ouverture," by Richard Wagner; "Concerto in A Minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 54," by Robert Schumann; "Overture to Euryanthe," by Carl Maria von Weber; and "Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K.551," by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

The Vienna Symphony Orchestra began its 14-city U.S. tour Oct. 24 in New York by playing at United Nations Day. Other venues on the tour include Carnegie Hall in New York City, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., and Orchestra Hall in Chicago.

The Vienna Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1900 by conductor Ferdinand Lowe, is Vienna's only full-time symphony and is the orchestra of the famous Bregenz Festival. Its conductor currently is Vladimir Fedoseyev.

The symphony orchestra has toured throughout the world and recorded nearly 100 albums.

Buchbinder is one of the most important pianists on the international classical music scene. He has performed with nearly every major symphony orchestra and has performed the complete cycle of Beethoven sonatas in more than 30 cities. He has made more than 80 recordings, including an 18-disc set of Haydn's complete works for piano.

Tickets are available at Lied Center Box Office, 864-ARTS; Murphy Hall Box Office, 864-3982; Student Union Activities Box Office, 864-3477; KU Medical Center Bookstore; and Ticketmaster outlets, (816) 931-3330.

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