What is the Meaning of Life?

September

What is the Meaning of Life?

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September 15,2018
Classical
Pre-Concert Lecture
6:30 pm
Pre-Concert Music
7:00 pm
Concert Performance
7:30 pm
 

Who better to ponder the meaning of life with than French poets and philosophers? We kick things off with Bernstein’s rousing and wild Candide Overture from his opera based on Voltaire’s comic philosophical novel, in which he ponders if we are living in the “best of all possible worlds.” We continue with Liszt’s Les Préludes, which was inspired by French poet Alphonse de Lamartine's question, “What is life but a series of preludes to that unknown hymn whose first solemn note is intoned by death?” And to round out our evening of big ideas, we will be joined by the 2017 Van Cliburn Bronze Medalist Daniel Hsu on Rachmaninoff’s enormous and virtuosic Third Piano Concerto