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Conrad Tao & Rite of Spring

Following his electric performance of Rhapsody in Blue and Rachmaninoff’s Fourth in January 2024, Conrad Tao returns as Artist-in-Residence to premiere his new piano concerto commissioned by the Jacksonville Symphony. Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, known for its revolutionary dissonance and irregular meters, caused a scandal during its premiere, forever reshaping 20th-century music. Debussy's Impressionistic Nocturnes showcases his innovative harmonic language and dreamlike soundscapes. These works mark pivotal milestones, pushing classical music’s boundaries and leaving an indelible mark on orchestral repertoire.

Part of the David M. Hicks Piano Series
Artist-in-Residence sponsored by Charles and Sandra Johnson