Orpheus Chamber Orchestra will be joined by the Gold Medal winner of the 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Nobuyuki Tsujii, who will be making his Lafayette College debut at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at the Williams Center for the Arts.
Tickets are $29 and can be purchased at http://williamscenter.lafayette.edu/performance-series-2/chamber-music/ or by calling the box office at (610) 330-5009 from noon to 2 p.m., and 4 to 5 p.m. on weekdays, plus one hour before the performance.
Ticket holders are welcome to attend a 6:30 p.m. rehearsal.
Blind since birth, the 25-year-old Japanese pianist has performed solo recitals at Carnegie Hall, the Aspen Festival and the Kennedy Center, along with concerto engagements with many of the world’s most prominent orchestras. Tsujii remains the darling of the moment, his sudden acclaim easily bolstered by technical skills and musical gifts of astonishing brilliance.
The Williams Center performance features a heroic work that has become something of a specialty for Tsujii; Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor.” Orpheus opens the program with another Beethoven favorite, the Overture to Coriolan, closing with Mozart’s Symphony No. 39.