Stephen Hough Plays Rachmaninoff

Saturday, November 21, 7:30pm

Stephen Hough Plays Rachmaninoff

Saturday, November 21, 7:30pm

Andrea Tarrodi: Ascent – Concerto for Orchestra

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43, for piano and orchestra

Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43

Yaniv Dinur, Conductor
Stephen Hough, Piano

 

Pianist Stephen Hough, named by The Economist as one of the world’s twenty “living polymaths,” will perform Rachmaninoff’s virtuosic Rhapsody on Paganini’s famous theme. In the second half is Jean Sibelius’s Symphony No. 2, his most popular work. The music of Sibelius is unlike anything else: wistfully romantic, featuring bursts of energy and fragments of melodies like memories from a dream. Sibelius described the piece as “a confession of the soul.”  The program opens with a piece by Swedish composer Andrea Tarrodi, whose music was received with great enthusiasm by the NBSO audience in 2019.

Stephen Hough

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