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All-Brahms Program Kicks off 2012-2013 Season of New Philharmonic

Concert Saturday, Oct. 13 at Dominican features award-winning pianist Yeol Eum Son.

Two of Johannes Brahms masterworks will be on the program Saturday, Oct. 13 during the New Philharmonic's inaugural performance of the 2012-2013 season at Dominican University.

Led by its music director Kirk Muspratt, the NP will perform a program called "Brahms - Blissful and Bold," at 8 p.m. at the Lund Auditorium at Dominican University Performing Arts Center, 7900 W. Division St., River Forest.

The highlight will be a performance of Brahm's Second Piano Concerto featuring Yeol Eum Son as soloist. A silver medalist at the International Van Cliburn Piano Competition in 2009, Son made her debut with the NP in March, peforming another Romantic period masterpiece, Schumann's Piano Concerto in A minor.

Son, who won second prize at the 14th International Tchaikovsky Competition, was been lauded as “a brilliant pianist who plays with a ravishing sound and formidable technique” by the Telegram & Gazette. The 26-year-old continues to build international recognition with acclaimed performances across North America, Europe and Asia.

The concert also will feature Brahms Symphony #4 in E-minor, Op. 98.

Tickets are $38 adult, $36 senior and $28 for youth. For advance ticket purchases, contact the box office of the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 630-942-4000, or visit www.AtTheMAC.org.

Tickets also are available the day of the performance at the Dominican University Performing Arts Center box office.

For more information on the concert and the entire arts series at Dominican, call 708-488-5000 or visit Dom.edu/pac.

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