Thursday, January 8, 2015

Philadelphia Premiere of Aaron Copland's Piano Concerto

On Friday evening, January 16, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. in the Perelman Theater of the Kimmel Center, Valentin Radu will lead the orchestra of the Ama Deus Ensemble, and special guest artist British virtuoso pianist Peter Donohoe, in a rare performance of a largely overlooked (and at its debut, critically disdained) early masterpiece from the musical genius of Aaron Copland. In fact, research bears out that this will be the actual regional premiere of a major composition by a young Aaron Copland!

We find ourselves in a situation of mixed emotion: this concert has completely sold out! Being in the position of disappointment that we have no more seats to provide our friends and fans is a rare and humbling experience. Whether you have tickets or not, you can tune in to WRTI radio, FM 90.1, or listen to the live web stream at, on Saturday, January 10, at 11:30 a.m. Jill Pasternak of WRTI interviews Maestros Peter Donohoe and Valentin Radu on her nationally syndicated radio show, Crossover.  They discuss Maestro Donohoe’s upcoming visit to Philadelphia and insights on the Copland Piano Concerto. Don’t miss it!