Beethoven’s Emperor

A grandiose and iconic evening led by internationally recognized conductor Tito Muñoz features virtuoso pianist Michelle Cann performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor.”

Holland Center
Friday, Jan 12 | 7:30 PM
Saturday, Jan 13 | 7:30 PM


Tito Muñoz Conductor More
Michelle Cann Piano More

Program Info

  • REVUELTAS: Sensemayá

  • BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”

  • STRAVINSKY: Petrushka (1947)

Saturday evening’s concert is being presented as scheduled. It is recommended to give yourself ample time for travel as the roads continue to be cleared.

Due to inclement weather, we have canceled the Friday evening Masterworks performance. The Saturday evening performance is planned to be presented as scheduled. Ticket holders are encouraged to exchange into the Saturday performance or another upcoming concert in the current season by contacting Ticket Omaha at or 402.345.0606. Email and call volumes are higher than normal, so we appreciate your patience. Requests will be honored through January 19.

“A compelling, sparkling virtuoso,” Michelle Cann takes the stage to perform Beethoven's iconic Piano Concerto No. 5, led by internationally recognized conductor Tito Muñoz. Then, be transported to the ballet for an orchestral version of one of Stravinsky’s most beloved works – Petrushka. Follow the tragic story of the puppet Petrushka as he vies for the love of the ballerina, depicted programmatically through Stravinsky’s signature use of colorful orchestration, Russian folk tones, and rhythmic ingenuity.

Praised for his versatility, technical clarity, and keen musical insight, Tito Muñoz is internationally recognized as one of the most gifted conductors on the podium today. Now in his ninth season as the Virginia G. Piper Music Director of The Phoenix Symphony, Tito previously served as Music Director of the Opéra National de Lorraine in France, as well as Assistant Conductor positions with The Cleveland Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, and the Aspen Music Festival. Since his tenure in Cleveland, Tito has celebrated critically acclaimed successes with the orchestra, among others, stepping in for the late Pierre Boulez in 2012 and leading repeated collaborations with the Joffrey Ballet, including the orchestra’s first staged performances of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring in the reconstructed original choreography of Vaslav Nijinsky.

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