Classics Series A
Luca Buratto Plays Prokofiev
Apr 6, 2018 – Apr 7, 2018 at the Centennial Concert Hall
Virtuosic The steely brilliance of Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 comes alive with Honens Competition-winner Luca Buratto. Prokofiev wrote four of his five piano concertos for his own hefty virtuosity. The Second left one critic “frozen with fright, hair standing on end.”
Rachmaninoff, another stunning pianist, kept his foot firmly in the Romantic 19th century, filling his music with sweeping melodies, lush orchestration, and ever-present emotion.
Piano Concerto No.2 in G minorSergei Prokofiev
Symphony No.2 in E minorSergei Rachmaninoff
Rachmaninoff’s 2ndFri, Apr 6, 2018 at 10:30 AM
Sergei Rachmaninoff was a late Romantic Russian pianist and composer who filled his music with sweeping melodies, lush orchestration and high drama. Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2 is among his most famous works and shows off the orchestra’s powers to tell a memorable story in music.
- Jean-Marie Zeitouni, conductor
- Rachmaninoff: Symphony No.2 in E minor