Lahav Shani Conductor
Leif Ove Andsnes Piano
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3
Bartók Concerto for Orchestra
Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 draws the listener into a labyrinth of interconnected themes, growing ever more mysterious, complex, and beautiful; for the pianist, it is one of the most challenging works in the repertoire, demanding sensitivity as well as stamina. It is performed here by Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes, hailed for his “easy virtuosity and panache” (The New York Times). The program closes with one of Bartók’s best-loved works, the exhilarating Concerto for Orchestra.
Lead support for the Rachmaninoff 150 Celebration is provided by Tatiana Copeland. Mrs. Copeland’s mother was the niece of Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Tatiana Copeland was named after the composer’s daughter, Tatiana Sergeyevna Rachmaninoff.