Tao and van Zweden Perform Debussy, Mozart, and Respighi

November 18, 2022, 9:00 pm

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Conrad Tao (Photo: Brantley Gutierrez)

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.


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