Emanuel Ax's Emperor Concerto at the NAC

May 23, 2018

Alexander Shelley concludes the season-long musical exploration of heroes and heroines in a grande finale concert at the NAC, performed May 23rd and 24th at 8pm.

Seven-time Grammy Award winning pianist Emanuel Ax brings majesty and melancholy to Beethoven’s most famous piano concerto, in a performance hailed by critics as “pure magic.”

Topping off the evening, concertmaster Yosuke Kawasaki takes on the ‘voice of the hero,’ with his virtuosic solo violin in the NAC’s first-ever performance of Richard Strauss’ A Hero’s Life. A triumphant end to a tremendous season!

The Wednesday, May 23 concert will be particularly special, featuring a celebration of the NAC’s very own Peter Herrndorf. After 18 years as a true champion of leadership, performance, and learning, the beloved CEO is retiring. Before Emanuel Ax takes the stage, NAC Orchestra Music Director Alexander Shelley will share some thoughtful remarks about Peter.

For more details about the concert visit the NAC event page here.