Tchaikovsky Week 1: Symphony No. 4

Robin Ticciati - Conductor

Stephen Hough - Piano

program

Liadov - The Enchanted Lake

Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No. 1

Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4

Friday, January 10, 2014

8:00 pm Verizon Hall

British conductor Robin Ticciati returns to Philadelphia after a highly-acclaimed debut in 2012. The worldly young maestro launches a celebration of Tchaikovsky’s immense musical impact on other composers of his time. Over the course of three weeks, the composer’s greatest symphonic works will be heard along with his Russian contemporaries. Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 opens with an ominous fanfare suggesting
the arrival of fate, taking us on an emotional journey toward an exhilarating affirmation of life’s many joys. Great British pianist Stephen Hough performs the highly demanding First Piano Concerto. And the program opens with Liadov’s short tone poem The Enchanted Lake. Inspired by an isolated lake outside St. Petersburg, Liadov employs a combination of Russian folk tunes and impressionist colors in this charming work.

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program notes

Stephen Hough, Pianist, and Roger Wight, Philadelphia Orchestra Artistic Administrator

Pre-Concert Conversations