Phoenix Ascending


  • Marquez │ Donzon No. 2
  • Schmidt │ Piano Concerto No. 4, Phoenix Ascending
    Heather Schmidt, piano
  • Sibelius │ Symphony No. 2

DATE: Saturday, Jan. 22, 7:30pm

LOCATION: Baum Walker Hall at Walton Arts Center


“In Mexico, Marquez’s Danzón No. 2 is a widely cherished, iconic piece of music. In the U.S., hardly anyone knows it, but we hope that’s about to change. It’s a fantastic ride through the Mexican sound world, and absolutely thrilling to listen to and experience. … I’m lucky enough to count Heather Schmidt as a friend and colleague, and I know our whole audience is going to love her stage presence and her astonishing piano concerto. … Sibelius’ 2nd Symphony is one of my favorite pieces to conduct and to listen to. It’s a fresh, raw, and powerful beauty – one that leaves me changed each time I hear it.” — SoNA Music Director Paul Haas