Don’t miss this epic afternoon celebrating the 250th anniversary of master symphonist Ludwig van Beethoven. For this highly anticipated concert, we are honored to bring back piano virtuoso Drew Petersen, winner of the 2017 American Pianists Awards and Christel DeHaan Classical Fellowship and Artist-in-Residence at the University of Indianapolis and 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient.
The Santa Fe Symphony
Guillermo Figueroa, conductor
Drew Petersen, piano
Symphony No. 2 in D Major, op.36
Overture to Egmont, op.84
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, op.73, “Emperor”
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Drew Petersen, piano
Notably a 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant and the top prize at the 2017 American Pianists Awards of the American Pianists Association, Drew Petersen was also a top prizewinner in the Leeds International Piano Competition, the Hilton Head International Piano Competition, Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Competition, and the New York Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition, among others. He was acknowledged as a “Rising Star” by BBC Music Magazine.
Guillermo Figueroa, principal conductor
One of the most versatile and respected musical artists of his generation—renowned as conductor, violinist, violist, and concertmaster—Guillermo Figueroa is the Principal Conductor of The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus. He also serves as the Music Director of the Music in the Mountains Festival in Colorado, Music Director of the Lynn Philharmonia in Florida, and is the founder of the highly acclaimed Figueroa Music and Arts Project in Albuquerque.
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In 1809, Beethoven was invited to contribute incidental music to a revival of Goethe’s tragedy Egmont at the Vienna Burgtheater. The motives of the theater’s managers were clear: the French occupation of Vienna had just ended, and they wanted to celebrate their own freedom with a production of a pl…