Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini


For the romantics among us, Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini has it all: thrilling virtuosity, gloriously lush melodies, thunderous power and the hint of a diabolical backstory. It's the perfect vehicle for Russian pianist Alexander Melnikov, whose performances are hailed as "electrifying and rhapsodic" (The New York Times). Plus, hear Tchaikovsky's Suite No. 3, a more intimate side of another great Romantic.

Masterworks Series

Dates and Tickets

  • 18 Feb (Thu) 2021 7:30PM
  • 20 Feb (Sat) 2021 8:00PM
  • 21 Feb (Sun) 2021 2:00PM

Running time

1 hour, 32 minutes

Doors open

1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance


S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall


Andrey Boreyko


Now in his sixth season as Music Director of Artis—Naples, Andrey Boreyko’s inspiring leadership has raised the artistic standard and brought a new intensity to the Naples Philharmonic. The driving force behind the continued creative growth of this multidisciplinary organization, Boreyko continues to explore connections between art forms through interdisciplinary thematic programming.

Alexander Melnikov


Alexander Melnikov graduated from the Moscow Conservatory under Lev Naumov.

Seattle Symphony

Led by Music Director Thomas Dausgaard, the Seattle Symphony unleashes the power of music, brings people together and lifts the human spirit. Recognized as one of the “most vital American orchestras” (NPR), the Seattle Symphony is internationally acclaimed for its inventive programming, community-minded initiatives and superb recordings on the Seattle Symphony Media label.


Alexander Melnikov's performances are generously underwritten by Stephen Whyte and Rebecca Ralston.

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