Classix Two

Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts
Christopher O’Riley, piano

Sunday, November 5, 2017
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, op. 15
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 2 in D major, op. 43

“Music begins where the possibilities of language end.” Jean Sibelius


  • Brahms wrote the piano concerto #1 when he was just 25 years old. While not well received during his lifetime, it is now recognized as one of the greatest compositions for piano and orchestra.
  • In a letter to Jussi Jalas on New Year’s Eve Day 1943, Sibelius wrote, “My second symphony is a confession of the soul.”
  • Guest artist, Christopher O’Riley, will appear at the Pioneer Center two months prior to his performance. In September, he will host the live recording of NPR’s From the Top with the Reno Phil and KUNR. 

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