Christmas in Vienna showcases the world-renowned Vienna Boys Choir with voices of unforgettable beauty in an extraordinary program featuring Austrian folk songs, classical masterpieces, popular songs, and holiday favorites.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Beatrice Rana - Piano
Stravinsky - Funeral Song
Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No. 3
Rachmaninoff - Symphony No. 1
Igor Stravinsky composed his Funeral Song in 1908, as a memorial tribute to his teacher, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. The score was lost for over 100 years and was only rediscovered in 2015. It now offers fascinating insights into Stravinsky's emerging orchestral technique. The score to Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 1 was also lost for a time after the composer left Russia; it is now firmly established in the symphonic repertoire. Prokofiev's Third Piano Concerto is his most popular. The typically energetic and ingenious work is a true partnership between the orchestra and our brilliant young soloist, Beatrice Rana.
This concert is presented in cooperation with