Mackey, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky

1453131486_55365(I love this photograph so, so much: wretched old dreamer Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky, on a settee, flanked by well-upholstered, waistcoated, pocket-watch-flaunting grandees. Apologies to possible copyright holders; I’ll take it down if you like, or attribute credit if you send me the information. This photo must date to about 1890, or so; Tchaikovsky died at 53 on November 6, 1893, after possibly contracting cholera on purpose.)

This weekend Music Director David Robertson leads the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in works by Mackey, Rachmaninoff, and Tchaikovsky, with special guest piano virtuosa Orli Shaham performing Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. If you can’t make it to one of the performances at Powell Hall—and good tickets are still available! —be sure to tune in to the live broadcast on St. Louis Public Radio, which begins at 8:00 pm CST. Here’s the website to listen if you want to hear this gorgeous (Russian-ish) program but can’t make it to Powell Hall in St. Louis: http://news.stlpublicradio.org/#stream/0

My notes can be found here.
http://tinyurl.com/yd8kv4md

 

Advertisements

Chopin, Rachmaninoff, and Rouse

fryderyk chopin fotografia_6023200

This weekend the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, led by Conductor Laureate Leonard Slatkin, performs works by Chopin (pictured above), Rachmaninoff, and Rouse.

If you can’t make it to one of the performances at Powell Hall–and good tickets are still available!–be sure to tune in to the live broadcast on St. Louis Public Radio, which begins at 8:00 pm CST.

My notes can be found here:

http://tinyurl.com/y9wkbeoy

Silvestrov, Rachmaninoff, Bartók

MI0003437729

On April 21, 22, and 23, the St. Louis Symphony performs Valentin Silvestrov’s Hymne 2001, Sergey Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3, and Béla Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra, with pianist Nikolai Lugansky and guest conductor John Storgards. Those who can’t make it to Powell Hall should tune in to St. Louis Public Radio’s live broadcast and web stream at 8:00 p.m. (Central Time) on Saturday, April 22. It should be a tremendous concert, and the Silvestrov piece isn’t programmed all that often, at least not in the United States.

rach3