Music Director Jaap van Zweden conducts a gorgeous program of Debussy‘s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun and Respighi’s Pines of Rome. Conrad Tao presents a thrilling performance of Mozart‘s Piano Concerto No. 17, with a special encore rendition of Billy Strayhorn’s jazz standard “Lush Life.” This concert was recorded at the state-of-the-art McKnight Center during the orchestra’s residency at Oklahoma State University, and ends with a stirring tribute to the University with a rendition of their Alma Mater hymn.
Tao and van Zweden Perform Debussy, Mozart, and Respighi
Claude Debussy: Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, K.453
Billy Strayhorn: “Lush Life” (Encore)
Ottorino Respighi: Pini di Roma (Pines of Rome)
Robert McColluh (arr. William Ballenger): Alma Mater Hymn