Sunday, February 17, 2019
3 pm | Corson Auditorium
KEVIN RHODES conductor
MICHAEL COONROD piano
Beethoven, Egmont: Overture
Bunch, Concerto for Piano, Left Hand
Beethoven, Symphony No. 3 (Eroica)
The Symphony is honored to welcome distinguished Northern Michigan pianist, Michael Coonrod, to the stage for the inspiring world premier of Kenji Bunch’s Concerto for Piano, Left Hand. Commissioned as a gift for Coonrod after a traumatic injury to his right hand, Bunch’s Concerto celebrates shared emotional truths about the human experience through the creation of empathetic musical connections. Regarded as a turning point in musical history, capturing the great romantic imagination, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 is A rigorous composition of great emotional depth and range.