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André Watts: In Concert with the OSU Symphony Orchestra

April 19, 2020 @ 3:00 pm

Event Details

Date | April 19, 2020
Time | 3 p.m.
Venue | Performance Hall

On the Program

A program culminating with
Beethoven’s 
Piano Concerto No. 5
in C Major”Emperor”

André Watts In Concert with the OSU Symphony Orchestra

Regarded as a patriarch of concert pianists, André Watts is an award-winning, renowned prodigy at piano who began performing professionally at the age of nine. Mr. Watts will give two performances that showcase the artistry that made him a superstar. On April 19, he takes the stage with student musicians from the Greenwood School of Music to perform one of the world’s most beloved pieces of the piano canon.

Ticket Options

Single ticket and Create Your Own ticket packages go on sale 9 a.m. Monday, May 20.

Biography

André Watts burst upon the music world at the age of 16 when Leonard Bernstein chose him to make his debut with the New York Philharmonic on one of the orchestra’s Young People’s Concerts, a concert which was broadcast nationwide on CBS-TV. Only two weeks later, Bernstein asked him to substitute at the last minute for the ailing Glenn Gould in performances of Liszt’s E-flat Concerto with the New York Philharmonic, thus launching his career in storybook fashion. More than half a century later, André Watts remains one of America’s most distinguished and celebrated performing artists.

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