For three weeks this February, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will immerse metro Detroit in the work and life of 19th century German composer Johannes Brahms during its annual Winter Music Festival. Hélène Grimaud joins the celebration with two performances (February 25 & 26). She is well known for her deep connection with the work of Johannes Brahms, and especially his 1st piano concerto. In one of her interviews, she explains: “…it’s music that I can’t really live without. Precisely because it is so massive and has such an enormous range and spectrum of human emotions, I just keep finding new things with every concert, every rehearsal, every partnership.” She goes on “I love the moments of dialogue with the orchestra where the colors sort of merge and then you become one of the orchestra instruments and you can sort of melt yourself into the orchestra sound. I love that, that’s a very beautiful feeling when it happens and Brahms does a lot of that. It’s exhilarating. It lends you wings.”
LIVE WEBCAST: Friday February 26, 2016, 10:45 AM EST
Hélène Grimaud’s performance on February 26 will be broadcast live.
Watch here: http://www.dso.org/live.aspx
Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1
piano: Hélène Grimaud
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
conductor: Leonard Slatkin