Ama Deus Ensemble
Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra
  Epic Beethoven
   Empress Piano Concerto & Missa Solemnis
  In memoriam Lewis du Pont Smith

Soloists: Andrea Lauren Brown (soprano), Jody Kidwell (alto), Dana Wilson (tenor), Kevin Deas (bass), Valentin Radu (piano)

Egmont Overture , Op. 84
Piano Concerto No. 3 in c minor, Op. 37
Missa Solemnis in D Major, Op. 123

This program will feature two monumental works by the great Beethoven: the Missa Solemnis in D Major, written around the same time as his Ninth Symphony during the height of his composing career, and generally considered one of his supreme achievements; and—with Maestro Radu as soloist on the magnificent Bösendorfer Imperial Grand—the Piano Concerto No. 3, which premiered in April 1803, with the composer as both soloist and conductor. A true epic performance!

All Beethoven Program!

  October 13 8:00 PM Kimmel Center, Philadelphia
Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes - One intermission
Bösendorfer Imperial Grand Piano courtesy of Cunningham Piano Company, Philadelphia
This concert sponsored by Mrs. Lewis du Pont Smith and Mr. & Mrs. Henry B. du Pont Smith • 610.688.2800