Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig Will Appear at Center for the Arts

Posted: February 27, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Gewanhaus Orchestra
Photo by J. Kunstmann

One of the world’s most celebrated musical ensembles, the Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig has had many illustrious partnerships with universally acclaimed musical directors, including Kurt Masur and even Felix Mendelssohn.

Under the precise hand of internationally renowned conductor Maestro Riccardo Chailly, the orchestra will perform a program of masterpieces on Saturday, March 3, at 8 p.m. at Mason’s Center for the Arts.

The concert features exciting pianist Yundi Li, winner of the prestigious Warsaw Competition in 2000. Now just into his 20s, Li will be performing anticipated interpretations of Strauss and Liszt. According to the Washington Post, commenting on a recent area appearance by this young piano sensation, Li is possessed of “celebrated limpid fingering, precise dynamic control and ear-melting tone.”

The Gewandhaus Orchestra and conductor Chailly won the Echo Klassik 2006 and were named Gramophone magazine’s “Editor’s Choice,” in January 2007.

The orchestra has also secured a 2007 GRAMMY nomination for “Best Instrumental Soloists Performance with Orchestra,” for its recording of Brahms’s Piano Concertos with Nelson Freire, soloist. An artistic discussion, free to ticket holders, will be held 45 minutes prior to the performance on the hall’s Grand Tier.

Tickets are $60, $52 and $30. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit

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