Grimaud Plays Brahms
April 17 & April 19. Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1 is a tumultuously emotional work where piano and orchestra pool their strengths to triumph over darkness.
Come for: Pianist Hélène Grimaud somehow finds time not only to pursue a brilliant career as a concert pianist and recording artist, but also to write books, and campaign on behalf of conservationist and human rights issues. She invests her multifaceted life experience in every performance she gives.
And more: Two quite different pieces inspired by Easter: Rimsky-Korsakov’s majestic overture on Russian liturgical themes, and Messiaen’s radiant visions of Christ’s ascension to heaven.
For tickets or details: www.roythomsonhall.com
Venue: Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street