Orion Weiss Captures Audiences in Detroit and Minneapolis
The exceptional pianist Orion Weiss was the featured soloist on Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 with the Detroit Symphony in late June, with Ankush Kumar Bahl conducting the all-Mozart program. Earlier in the month Orion performed Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F major, which was greeted with raves: “Thursday’s explosive midday performance of it by pianist Orion Weiss was Gershwin par excellence — jaunty and jazz-flavored yet with arresting moments of melancholy and earnest cries of individuality amid a work full of big-city bustle. It was unquestionably the climax of a concert with four distinctly different views of what ‘modernism’ means.”
Orion’s summer includes performances in Europe and at the Chautauqua Festival, the Aspen Music Festival, and Bard.
Read the full review from Orion's Gershwin with the Minnesota Orchestra here: https://www.twincities.com/2019/05/30/review-minnesota-orchestras-hypnotic-program-awakened-by-weiss/