Duke Symphony Orchestra with Jeffrey Brown, pianist
BEETHOVEN AND “SONS”: Wagner: Prelude to Act III of “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg;” Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 19; Hindemith: Symphony: Mathis der Maler. Guest artist Jeffrey Brown has performed throughout the US, Europe, and Asia as a solo recitalist, chamber musician, and soloist with orchestras. Performance highlights include appearances at the Dame Myra Hess Series in Chicago, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., recital tours in the Yunnan and Sichuan provinces of China, and summer festivals in France, Germany, Italy, Austria, and China. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, where he earned the Performer’s Certificate, the Master of Music, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degrees, he has been a prizewinner in the Kosciuszko Chopin Competition, the Iowa International Piano Competition, the Eastman Concerto Competition, and the Kneisel German Lieder Competition, and he was a recipient of the Artist Presentation Society Award of St. Louis. Brown is Professor of Piano and Interim Director of the School of Music at Western Illinois University, where he has served on the faculty since 2009. Harry Davidson is music director of the Duke Symphony Orchestra.