RACHMANINOFF AND PROKOFIEV

April 17-18, 2020 | Music Hall

Rachmaninoff’s immensely popular Rhapsody pairs with Prokofiev’s heroic Fifth Symphony.

Program

CAROLINE SHAW: Observatory [CSO Co-Commission]
RACHMANINOFF: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 5
CSO Commission is made possible by Irwin and Melinda Simon

Artists

Xian Zhang, conductor
Sergio Tiempo, piano

Venue

Music Hall

Ticket Prices

$14-$130

Concert Duration

About 2 hours with intermission

Series

This concert is part of Series 1

What's Interesting

  • After her electrifying CSO debut in 2012, conductor Xian Zhang returns to lead a program of Russian masterpieces.
  • Composer Caroline Shaw won a Pulitzer Prize in 2013 at age 30—the youngest person to ever receive it. We're excited to present a co-commission of her Observatory. You can say you heard it here first.
  • 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.

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