rachmaninoff

San Diego Symphony – RACH 3

San Diego Symphony – RACH 3

BERNSTEIN “Times Square: 1944” from On the Town
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47

Jahja Ling, conductor
Behzod Abduraimov, piano

Two towering masterpieces of Russian classical music dominate this concert, led by Jahja Ling, who makes his debut as the San Diego Symphony’s first Conductor Laureate. After a brief, jazzy opening excerpt from Leonard Bernstein’s On the Town, Ling leads a performance of that “Everest” of piano concertos, Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Third, with rising young Uzbek sensation Behzod Abduraimov as soloist. The concert concludes with Dmitri Shostakovich’s enigmatic, intensely dramatic Symphony No. 5.

San Diego Symphony – RACH 3

San Diego Symphony – RACH 3

BERNSTEIN “Times Square: 1944” from On the Town
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47

Jahja Ling, conductor
Behzod Abduraimov, piano

Two towering masterpieces of Russian classical music dominate this concert, led by Jahja Ling, who makes his debut as the San Diego Symphony’s first Conductor Laureate. After a brief, jazzy opening excerpt from Leonard Bernstein’s On the Town, Ling leads a performance of that “Everest” of piano concertos, Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Third, with rising young Uzbek sensation Behzod Abduraimov as soloist. The concert concludes with Dmitri Shostakovich’s enigmatic, intensely dramatic Symphony No. 5.

San Diego Symphony – RACH 3

San Diego Symphony – RACH 3

BERNSTEIN “Times Square: 1944” from On the Town
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47

Jahja Ling, conductor
Behzod Abduraimov, piano

Two towering masterpieces of Russian classical music dominate this concert, led by Jahja Ling, who makes his debut as the San Diego Symphony’s first Conductor Laureate. After a brief, jazzy opening excerpt from Leonard Bernstein’s On the Town, Ling leads a performance of that “Everest” of piano concertos, Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Third, with rising young Uzbek sensation Behzod Abduraimov as soloist. The concert concludes with Dmitri Shostakovich’s enigmatic, intensely dramatic Symphony No. 5.

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra – Russian Bells and Eugene Onegin

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra – Russian Bells and Eugene Onegin
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
Stanislav Kochanovsky, conductor
Tatiana Pavlovskaya, soprano
Irina Shishkova, contralto
Pavel Cernoch, tenor
Alexey Markov, baritone
Kuala Lumpur City Opera Chorus
RACHMANINOFF – The Bells

TCHAIKOVSKY – Scenes from Eugene Onegin

Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s poem of the same name, Rachmaninoff’s The Bells is one of the composer’s favourite compositions and his secular choral masterpiece. The four movements depict different stages of human life – carefree youth, happy adolescence and love, maturity and epilogue. Stanislav Kochanovsky and a cast of leading Russian singers also perform highlights from Eugene Onegin, a lyric opera by Tchaikovsky inspired by Pushkin’s novel, in which a selfish hero lives to regret his rejection of a young woman’s love.

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra – Russian Bells and Eugene Onegin

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra – Russian Bells and Eugene Onegin
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
Stanislav Kochanovsky, conductor
Tatiana Pavlovskaya, soprano
Irina Shishkova, contralto
Pavel Cernoch, tenor
Alexey Markov, baritone
Kuala Lumpur City Opera Chorus
RACHMANINOFF – The Bells

TCHAIKOVSKY – Scenes from Eugene Onegin

Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s poem of the same name, Rachmaninoff’s The Bells is one of the composer’s favourite compositions and his secular choral masterpiece. The four movements depict different stages of human life – carefree youth, happy adolescence and love, maturity and epilogue. Stanislav Kochanovsky and a cast of leading Russian singers also perform highlights from Eugene Onegin, a lyric opera by Tchaikovsky inspired by Pushkin’s novel, in which a selfish hero lives to regret his rejection of a young woman’s love.

Berkeley Symphony – Clyne & Rachmaninoff

Rene Orth: Chasing Light (West Coast Premiere)

Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Anna Clyne: Abstractions (West Coast Premiere)

Franz Liszt: Totentanz
Gemma New, Guest Conductor

Conrad Tao, Piano

A terrific set of twos and premieres! The program features a pair of West Coast premieres by Rene Orth and Music Alive composer-in-residence Anna Clyne. Pianist Conrad Tao returns to the Zellerbach stage by popular demand to perform the Rachmaninoff and the Liszt under the baton of New Zealand-born conductor Gemma New. Recently named assistant conductor at the Cabrillo Festival, Ms. New is Music Director for the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra in Ontario, Canada and Resident Conductor for the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.

PLAN YOUR VISIT – Ticket information, dining, and pre-concert talks.
VENUE INFORMATION – Parking, cafe, seating chart

6:30 pm – Box Office/Will Call and Cafe Zellerbach open*
7:00 pm – Pre-concert talk begins
8:00 pm – Concert begins

*To make a reservation at Cafe Zellerbach, contact the Cal Performances Ticket Office at 510-642-9988.