New West Symphony Concert Presents Pianist Sunday In Santa Monica

Friday, 1 Nov 2013, 9:37:00 AM

Mirror Staff

Pianist Andrew von Oeyen will be special guest Sunday at New West Symphony’s 4 pm performance inside Barnum Hall.
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Pianist Andrew von Oeyen will be special guest Sunday at New West Symphony’s 4 pm performance inside Barnum Hall.

Pianist Andrew von Oeyen returns to the New West Symphony to perform

two concertos in the second Masterpiece Series concert of the 2013/2014

season this Sunday in Santa Monica

Von Oeyen, who last appeared with the orchestra in the 2010 season,

will play Franz Joseph Haydn’s Concerto in D Major for Piano &

Orchestra, Hob. XVIII:11 and Sergei Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in

B-flat Major for Piano Left Hand, Opus 53.

Music director Marcelo Lehninger will lead three performances of the

program that also includes Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony, Opus 25 and

the Symphony No. 35 in D Major, K. 385, “Haffner” by Wolfgang Amadeus

Mozart.

The performance will take place Sunday at 4 pm at Santa Monica’s Barnum Hall, located at 601 Pico Boulevard in Santa Monica.

The program will also be held tonight at 8 pm at the Oxnard

Performing Arts Center, located at 800 Hobson Way in Oxnard and Saturday

at 8 pm at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 Thousand

Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.

Von Oeyen was born in Malibu, California in 1979 and began piano lessons at age five.

He made his solo orchestra debut at age ten and at age sixteen made

his debut with Esa-Pekka Solonen and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He

performs regularly with major orchestras in performances around the

world. In addition to his orchestral appearances, he tours extensively

as a recitalist and appears frequently in duo recitals with violinist

Sarah Chang.

The lively and informative pre-concert discussion called Hear &

Now about the music on the program begins at 7 pm on Friday and Saturday

evening and 3 pm on Sunday afternoon. The programs are free and open to

ticket holders for the respective performances.

Tickets for this weekend’s performances are priced from $25 to $98

and available by phone, 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday at

1.866.776.8400. Tickets are also available online at www.newwestsymphony.org.

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