Tickets to individual performances on sale July 26, 2022

RHAPSODY ON A THEME OF PAGANINI

October 29-30, 2022 | Music Hall

Tickets to individual performances on sale July 26, 2022

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Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody plays on an iconic melody by a composer who defined virtuosity.

Program

  1. ANDRZEJ PANUFNIK: Sinfonia Sacra

SERGEI RACHMANINOFF: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

CHARLES IVES: The Unanswered Question

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Symphony No. 6

Artists

Michael Francis, conductor

Behzod Abduraimov, piano

Venue

Music Hall

Series

Series 3

What's Interesting

Michael Francis leads Vaughan Williams' war-torn Sixth Symphony 150 years after the English composer’s birth. Pianist Behzod Abduraimov shares his “prodigious technique and rhapsodic flair” (The New York Times) in Rachmaninoff’s variations on an iconic melody by legendary violinist-composer Paganini—a brilliant showcase of stunning moments and orchestral thrills. Panufnik's trumpet fanfare signals the start of the program, while Ives' somber trumpet ponders the "perennial question of existence.”