One part European vacation and one part time travel to the Dawn of the 20th Century, this program offers works spanning from 1889 to 1921 by masterminds from across the pond.
Winner of the 2021 Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition Solomon Ge, piano
SaturdayNovember 5, 2022
STATE OF AWE: Coleridge-Taylor’s Ballade in A minor was the composer’s musical debut and earned him the designation of “genius.” Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8 has the composer’s musical poetry and stimulating themes on full display. You’ll be astounded by Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3, which will be performed by Solomon Ge, the winner of the 2021 Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition. This work of passionate expression flies from the keyboard surrounded by blazing symphonic orchestration – as if Prokofiev himself were with us in the concert hall sitting at his piano.
Coleridge-Taylor: Ballade in A minor, op. 33
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, op. 26
Featuring Winner of the 2021 Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition Solomon Ge, piano
Dvořák: Symphony No. 8 in G Major, op. 88
The Koger Center for the Arts is located in downtown Columbia at the corner of Assembly and Greene Streets, 1051 Greene Street. Parking is available at the Discovery Garage behind the building (usually around $10), accessible off Park Street. Additional garages and street parking are located at least one block away, which is a further walk to the theater but may help you avoid the pre-concert rush.
There are excellent restaurants and hotels in the downtown and surrounding areas for every budget.
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There are other ways to purchase single concert tickets through the Koger Center Box Office.
In-Person at the Koger Center
Solomon Ge, piano, sponsored by Debbie & Rick Cohn and Gillian & Helmut Albrecht