Rachmaninoff in Philadelphia
Gianandrea Noseda - Conductor
Denis Matsuev - Piano
Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 3
Rachmaninoff - Symphony No. 2
Saturday, December 8, 20128:00 pm Verizon Hall
Rachmaninoff said that he would "rather perform with The Philadelphia Orchestra than any other of the world." A relationship fostered by Stokowski, Rachmaninoff maintained a long-term connection to Philadelphia, appearing as both soloist and conductor. He even recorded the beloved Third Piano Concerto with the Orchestra in 1939. His Symphony No. 2, perhaps his greatest work, is filled with longing melodies and sweeping solos that highlight the amazing musicians of our Orchestra. These performances are supported by the Sergei Rachmaninoff Foundation.
Jack McCarthy, Archival Consultant, The Philadelphia OrchestraPre-Concert Conversations