Winter Concert

Concert Information

February 25, 1979

Winter Concert

Robert Hart Baker, conductor
Andrew Litton, piano

Verdi: Overture to "Nabucco"
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat, Op. 73 ("The Emperor")
Halvorsen: Entrance March of the Boyars
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5 in D, Op. 107 (The "Reformation")

Guest Artist

Andrew Litton

Andrew Litton is Music Director of Norway’s Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Artistic Director of the Minnesota Orchestra’s Sommerfest, and Conductor Laureate of Britain’s Bournemouth Symphony. In June 2012 he was named Artistic Advisor of the Colorado Symphony assuming artistic leadership of the Denver based orchestra. He guest conducts the world’s leading orchestras and opera companies and has a discography of over 100 recordings with awards including America’s Grammy, France’s Diapason d’Or, and many British and other honors.

First appointed Bergen Philharmonic Music Director in 2003, Litton will head the Orchestra in 2015 when it marks its 250th Anniversary. In recognition of Litton’s work with the Bergen Philharmonic, Norway’s King Harald knighted Litton with Norway’s Royal Order of Merit. Under Litton the Bergen Philharmonic made a BBC Proms London début, appeared at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Vienna’s Musikverein, Berlin’s Philharmonie, and New York’s Carnegie Hall - the capstone of its first American tour in 40 years. Litton and the Bergen Philharmonic record for the BIS and Hyperion labels, winning extraordinary critical acclaim for a series of Mendelssohn recordings and for its Stravinsky series.