Rachmaninoff in the Park
8:00 PM, Mann Center for the Performing Arts
Elim Chan - Conductor
Tianxu An - Piano
Rachmaninoff - Vocalise
Rachmaninoff - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Rachmaninoff - Symphony No. 2
The Rachmaninoff connection with The Philadelphia Orchestra is rich and historic. Rachmaninoff himself recorded all of his piano concertos with the “Fabulous Philadelphians” and two of its music directors, Leopold Stokowski and Eugene Ormandy. The composer also made his only recordings as a conductor with The Philadelphia Orchestra. His final orchestral masterwork, the Symphonic Dances, was written for and dedicated to Ormandy and the Orchestra.