Saturday, March 28, 2020 8pm
Sunday, March 29, 2020 3pm
Doors open 90 minutes before the concerts.
JAMES LOWE, CONDUCTOR
JOYCE YANG, PIANO
One of the best pianists of his generation, Rachmaninoff wrote Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini to showcase his own talent. This set of 24 variations on a theme by the 18th century virtuoso violinist includes the breathtaking music heard in the movie, Somewhere in Time. Tchaikovsky described his Sixth Symphony, nicknamed Pathétique — from the Russian word for ‘passionate’ — as “the best thing I ever composed or shall compose.” In it, Tchaikovsky transforms the traditional symphony, ending not with fanfare and joy, but with impassioned agony that fades into a whisper. Stravinsky’s Divertimento from The Fairy’s Kiss is a tribute to Tchaikovsky, his childhood idol.
MAKING CONCERTS FUN!
Come for a talk about the music one hour before each concert (doors open 90 minutes early)
Phones on and silent allowed
Bring your drinks to your seats
Clap when you like what you hear