The Princeton University Orchestra opens its 2017-18 season with a celebratory program featuring famous works by two symphonic titans: Ludwig van Beethoven and Gustav Mahler. Piano faculty Geoffrey Burleson, hailed by The New York Times for his “vibrant and compelling" performances, joins the orchestra in Beethoven's luminous fourth piano concerto before the evening culminates in Mahler's groundbreaking first symphony.
About the Artist:
Equally active as a recitalist, concerto soloist, chamber musician, and jazz performer, Geoffrey Burleson, pianist, has been hailed by the New York Times for his “vibrant and compelling” solo performances, furthermore praising Mr. Burleson’s “rhythmic brio, projection of rhapsodic qualities, appropriate sense of spontaneity, and rich colorings.” Currently recording Camille Saint-Saëns: Complete Piano Works on five CDs for the new Naxos Grand Piano label, volumes released so far have received high praise from Gramophone, International Record Review, Diapason (France) and have garnered International Piano Choice Awards from International Piano Magazine. Mr. Burleson is also Professor of Music and Director of Piano Studies at Hunter College-City University of New York, and is on the piano faculties of the CUNY Graduate Center, International Keyboard Institute and Festival (New York City), and the Interharmony International Music Festival (Italy).