DREAM ORCHESTRA LOS ANGELES Artistic Director, Daniel Suk
Dream Orchestra’s ‘Immortal Beethoven’ Concert on Oct. 20 Features World-Renowned Pianist Fabio Bidini
Program includes Beethoven’s ‘Egmont’ Overture,
Symphony No. 5, Piano Concerto No . 5
LOS ANGELES – Artistic Director Daniel Suk and the Dream Orchestra continue its 2018-2019 season at downtown Los Angeles’ Zipper Hall on Saturday, Oct. 20 with “Immortal Beethoven.”
The concert program includes the “Egmont” Overture, Symphony No. 5 and Piano Concerto No. 5 (“Emperor”).
The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. at the concert hall located at the Colburn School of Music, 200 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012. Tickets range from $45 to $100 and are available at www.dreamorchestra.org.
Comprised of local professional musicians, Suk and the Dream Orchestra are focusing its sixth season on specific classical music genres.
The first concert was dedicated to piano with the “Master Recital” program with Yeol Eum Son. The second concert was “Opera Forever” with Soprano Julie Adams, Mezzo Soprano Taylor Raven and Tenor Konu Kim.
This third concert of the season is dedicated to symphonic music with the all-Beethoven program.
The Orchestra will perform one of the most famous symphonies of all time – Symphony No.5 known as the “Fate Symphony.” Suk has invited pianist Fabio Bidini as soloist to play the Piano Concerto No. 5.
William Thomas Walker wrote in the Classical Voice of North Carolina of Bidini’s performance of the Piano Symphony No. 5: “He produced a gorgeous and warm tone at all dynamic levels. There were no coarse-grained crashing fortes here! His melodic lines were seamless and his articulation was crystal clear.”
Fabio Bidini is recognized as one of the most important pianists and pedagogues. Bernard Holland of the New York Times stated: “He is capable of an admirable simplicity…truly touching.”
Bidini is very familiar to piano students at Colburn where he became the first recipient of the Carol Grigor Piano Chair position in 2015 and has since taught master classes.
Many of his students, reported the Los Angeles Times, are “are technically superior and have appeared with orchestras and won prizes at festivals from Seoul to Toronto.”
Bidini told the Times, “I will probably be their last teacher. Once they finish with me they are supposed to be ready to make a living. The responsibility is not small.”
His own piano studies began at age 5. He graduated magna cum laude from the Cecilia Conservatory in Rome and studied composition at the Florence Conservatory. He has been awarded first prize in 11 of Italy’s most prestigious national piano competitions and has been the recipient of the top prizes awarded in eight international competitions - Terni, Köln, Busoni 1988 and 1992, Pretoria, Marsala, London and the Van Cliburn Fort Worth.
His performances include those with The London Symphony Orchestra at The Barbican, The Philharmonia Orchestra of London at Royal Festival Hall, the San Francisco Symphony, New World Symphony, Dallas Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony, Philharmonia Orchestra Prague at the Rudolphinum and the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra at Liszt Academy Hall.
The Dream Orchestra closes 2018 with its annual “Year-End Gala” at The Omni Hotel in on Dec. 1 and Handel’s “Messiah” on Dec. 9 at The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles.
In May 2019, the orchestra closes the 2018-2019 season with a program dedicated to ballet starring prima ballerina Petra Conti of La Scala, Milan, Boston Ballet and Los Angeles Ballet.
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