Pianist Winston Choi to perform with New Philharmonic April 13-14

  • Canadian pianist Winston Choi will perform French composer Camille Saint-Saëns' Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor with New Philharmonic this wekend at McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn.

    Canadian pianist Winston Choi will perform French composer Camille Saint-Saëns' Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor with New Philharmonic this wekend at McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn. Courtesy of Chad Johnston

 
Submitted by Natalia Dagenhart
Posted4/9/2019 9:03 PM

On Saturday and Sunday, April 13-14, acclaimed Canadian pianist Winston Choi will return to the McAninch Arts Center for two concerts with New Philharmonic to perform French composer Camille Saint-Saëns' Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor. The program with Maestro Kirk Muspratt also will include Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27.

The concerts will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the arts center, 425 Fawell Blvd. in Glen Ellyn.

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As a strong advocate for music education and youth involvement in studying and performing music, New Philharmonic will open this concert program by sharing the stage with members of the Glenbard West High School orchestra, who will perform the third movement of George Bizet's "Allegro Vivace" conducted by New Philharmonic Associate Conductor Ben Nadel.

After that presentation, Choi and New Philharmonic, under the baton of Maestro Muspratt, will present the beauty of Saint-Saëns' Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor. Being a world-renowned pianist, Choi regularly performs in recitals and with orchestras throughout North America and Europe and tours extensively and internationally with his wife Minghan Xu as a part of Duo Diorama. He is Laureate of the 2003 Honens International Piano Competition in Canada and winner of France's 2002 Concours International de Piano 20e siècle d'Orléans.

Tickets are $49. A limited number of $10 student tickets are available with valid student ID.

For tickets, go to www.atthemac.org/events/winston-choi/ or call (630) 942-4000.