Rachmaninoff & Tchaikovsky
Rossen Milanov, Conductor
May 5 & 6, 2023 | 7:30pm
May 7, 2023 | 2pm
Rossen Milanov, conductor
Zhu Wang, piano
Mussorgsky: Sunrise on Moscow River
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5
Praised by The New York Times as “a superb pianist, a thoughtful, sensitive performer,” Zhu Wang plays perhaps the most-famous work in the piano concerto repertoire, Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2.
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony has become one of the most famous works of the symphonic genre. The piece draws parallels to Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony with a ‘Fate Theme’ thread throughout, and a general sense of movement from dark to light.
Prelude: Join Music Director Rossen Milanov for a pre-concert talk at 6:30pm.