All-Rachmaninov

No one steals your heart like Rachmaninov! From the dazzling brilliance of the First Piano Concerto to the seductive beauty of the Second Symphony this is a night devoted to the ultimate Russian Romantic and his influences.

Masterworks

Dates and Tickets

  • 30 Mar (Thu) 2017 7:30PM
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  • 31 Mar (Fri) 2017 12:00PM
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  • 1 Apr (Sat) 2017 8:00PM
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Pre-concert Talk

Russian Orthodox Chants with vocal ensemble Cappella Romana 1 hour prior to performance in the S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium. Free with ticket purchase.

Running time

1 hour, 47 minutes

Doors open

1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance

Location

S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall

Performers

Thomas Dausgaard

Conductor

Thomas Dausgaard is Chief Conductor Designate of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Chief Conductor of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Principal Guest Conductor of the Seattle Symphony, Honorary Conductor of the Orchestra della Toscana (ORT), and Honorary Conductor of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, having previously served as its Principal Conductor from 2004–2011.

Alexander Melnikov

Piano

Alexander Melnikov graduated from the Moscow Conservatory under Lev Naumov.

Cappella Romana

Cappella Romana is a professional vocal ensemble that performs early and contemporary sacred classical music in the Christian traditions of East and West. The ensemble is known especially for its presentations and recordings of medieval Byzantine chant (the Eastern sibling of Gregorian chant), Greek and Russian Orthodox choral works, and other sacred music that expresses the historic traditions of a unified Christian inheritance.

Seattle Symphony

The Seattle Symphony is one of America’s leading symphony orchestras and is internationally acclaimed for its innovative programming and extensive recording history.

Program

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Sergey Rachmaninov

Piano Concerto No. 1

Sergey Rachmaninov

Symphony No. 2

Sponsors

Alexander Melnikov’s performances are generously underwritten by Ilene and Woody Hertzog through the Seattle Symphony’s Guest Artists Circle.