George Li, piano
David Ludwig – Fanfare for Sam
Johannes Brahms – Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90
Sergei Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30
Praised by the Washington Post for combining “staggering technical prowess, a sense of command and depth of expression,” pianist George Li will take on one of the most technically-challenging piano concertos in the standard classical repertoire in Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3. The program begins with Fanfare for Sam, a tribute to composer Samuel Barber written by Composer-in-Residence David Ludwig, and Brahms’ poetic Symphony No. 3. Maestra Sarah Ioannides first collaborated with Li on stage with the Simon Bolivar Orchestra when he was just 12 years old.