Hsu to perform at Classical Connections Concert

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Daniel Hsu from the United States performs with conductor Leonard Slatkin and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in the Final Round of The Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition held at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, Texas, on June 10, 2017. [CAROLYN CRUZ/CONTRIBUTED PHOTO]

Sinfonia Gulf Coast presents a Classical Connections Concert featuring pianist Daniel Hsu at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1 at Village Baptist Church, 101 Matthew Boulevard in Destin.

The second installment of the Silver Sands Premium Outlets’ Classical Connections Series features the 2017 Bronze Medalist of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and two icons of Russian orchestral music: Dmitri Shostakovich and Sergei Rachmaninoff.

One of the most exhilarating young pianists on the concert scene today, Hsu captured the bronze medal at the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, was a 2016 Gilmore Young Artist, was awarded first prize winner of the 2015 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition, and was bronze medalist of the 2015 Hamamatsu International Piano Competition. His repertoire includes Shostakovich’s “Festive Overture,” “Symphony no. 1, Op. 10 in F minor,” and Rachmaninoff’s “Concerto for Piano no. 2, Op. 18, C minor.”

Tickets range from $29.50 to $55 per person and special pricing on student and active-duty military tickets are also available. Guests can purchase tickets online at www.sinfoniagulfcoast.org/web/home.aspx or call the box office at 850-460-8800.