November 8, 2017
Writer: Don Sparhawk
REXBURG-Acclaimed pianist Norman Krieger will perform the Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 with the BYU-Idaho Symphony Orchestra Thursday, November 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Barrus Concert Hall at BYU-Idaho in Rexburg.
Under the direction of Robert Tueller, the orchestra will also perform English composer Arnold Bax's tone poem "Tintagel."
Krieger is one of the most acclaimed pianists of his generation and is highly regarded as an artist of depth, sensitivity and virtuosic flair. He regularly appears with the major orchestras of North America, including the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, and the National Symphony.
He is the founding artistic director of the Prince Albert Music Festival in Hawaii. Since 2008, he has served on the summer faculty at the Brevard Music Festival in North Carolina. From 1997 to 2016 he was a professor at the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California. In August 2016 he was appointed professor and chairman of the piano department at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.
Tickets for this Center Stage event are $12 for the general public and $6 for BYU-Idaho students. Tickets may be purchased at the BYU-Idaho Ticket Office, by calling 208-496-3170 or online at www.byui.edu/tickets.