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Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Andrew Eccles
Tonight at 8, French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet is the soloist in Liszt's acrobatic Piano Concerto No. 2, plus Andris Nelsons conducts an American premiere by Augusta Read Thomas and Beethoven's Symphony No. 4.
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On Demand
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El Puerto Rico
  • Omar Surillo stares out a window wearing glasses and a plaid shirt, with a big green plant in the background
    Omar Surillo
    Named for a type of Puerto Rican moonshine, Omar Surillo's second piece for El Puerto Rico has a festive feel.
  • Liliya Ugay wearing a red dress leaning over a grand piano
    Liliya Ugay
    The rich sounds and imagery that Puerto Rico brings to mind feature heavily in Liliya Ugay's imaginative portrait of a place she has never visited.
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