RACHMANINOFF AND PROKOFIEV
April 17-18, 2020 | Music Hall
Rachmaninoff’s fiendish and fun Rhapsody pairs with Prokofiev’s heroic Fifth Symphony.
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.
- 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 sure-to-please piano showpiece reimagines the theme of Paganini’s Caprice No. 24.
- Prokofiev’s Fifth was hugely anticipated. His first new symphony in 16 years came as the Russian Army was triumphantly marching into Germany to end WWII.