Rachmaninoff’s immensely popular Rhapsody pairs with Prokofiev’s heroic Fifth Symphony.
CAROLINE SHAW: New Work [CSO Co-Commission]
RACHMANINOFF: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 5
Concert DurationAbout 2 hours with intermission
This concert is part of Series 1
- After her electrifying CSO debut in 2012, conductor Xian Zhang returns to lead a program of Russian masterpieces.
- Rachmaninov’s piano showpiece reimagines the theme of Paganini’s Caprice No. 24.
- Prokofiev’s Fifth was hugely anticipated. His first new symphony in sixteen years came as the Russian Army was triumphantly marching into Germany to end the Second World War.