American Pianist Conrad Tao performs Khachaturian's Piano Concerto

Stravinsky Firebird

The season heats up with Khachaturian's festive Armenian Piano Concerto with American pianist Conrad Tao, along with Stravinsky's heroic masterpiece, The Firebird. The evening begins with the Midwest premiere of David Schiff's Infernal, a jazzy tribute to Stravinsky's Firebird.

This concert is sponsored by Marion and Chuck Kierscht and Julian Oettinger, in memory of Sheila Oettinger.

The Walter E. Heller Foundation is proud to support works by American composers, in memory of Alyce DeCosta.

The appearance of Conrad Tao is sponsored in part by Jeannette and Jerry Goldstone.

Piano provided by Steinway Piano Galleries of Chicago.

Friday’s concert is being broadcast live on 98.7WFMT and streamed live at