Following their highly successful NASO collaboration in February 2018, the orchestra is very pleased to open its 2018-19 season with a concert featuring return appearances by Guest Conductor Kyle Ritenauer and piano soloist Grace Han.
The program features two giants of the Russian classical repertoire: two major works in minor keys. Rachmaninoff’s dramatic Piano Concerto No. 3 in d minor- a work widely acknowledged (and it must be said, sometimes feared) as one of the most challenging in all of classical piano literature. It requires great stamina and technical skill and we expect Grace to dazzle, bringing to bear her many skills honed at the Manhattan School of Music. Kyle has chosen Tchaikovksy’s somber Pathétique (Symphony No. 6 in B minor) whose dark and melancholy emotions seem to almost fore-shadow the death of the composer, little more than a week after conducting the work’s premiere.
Please join us in welcoming back these two talented performing artists – Encore!
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre
Expected Run Time is 120 minutes