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Riveting Rachmaninoff - February 8, 9 & 10

Event Details

Classical Series

2019 - 2020

Meet Composer-in-Residence Matt Browne

Learn about Matt Browne's Symphony No. 1, The Course of Empire

Thomas Cole's paintings, The Course of Empire


Learn About the Music on the Program


About the Concert

Beethoven’s Leonore Overture captures the courage, tenderness and resolve of the heroine of his only opera. Our award-winning Composer-in-Residence, Matt Browne, who has been praised for his “unbridled humor”, will premiere his first, large-scale symphonic work as part of our First Symphony Project. Pianist Natasha Paremski shines in Rachmaninoff’s volcanic Concerto No.3, a tour de force of exquisite longing, audacious struggle and ecstatic triumph.
“She roared through the thickets of notes in the outer movements as if their formidable technical difficulties didn’t exist…”
– Chicago Tribune

Learn more about the First Symphony Project

Concert Conversations with Francesco Lecce-Chong

Concert Conversations are general seating and free to Classical Series concert ticket holders. Approximately 30 minutes in Weill Hall.

Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 6:30 PM
Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 2:00 PM
Monday, February 10, 2020 at 6:30 PM

Listen to this Concert's Music on Spotify

Music selections handpicked by Francesco!


Plan Your Visit

Download the Program Notes
KRCB Radio Broadcast of this concert - March 15, 2020 @ 3:30 PM
Learn more about the Discovery Rehearsal Series
Directions & More
Seating Map
FAQ | Before the Concert | At the Concert | Other Good Things to Know
Dining & Hotels


We gratefully acknowledge the generous contributions from the following:

Sponsored by Linda Castiglioni 
Conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong underwritten by David and Corinne Byrd
Guest Artist Natasha Paremski underwritten by The Alan and Susan Seidenfeld Charitable Trust  
World Premiere underwritten by First Symphony project commissioners: Nancy and David Berto, Gordon Blumenfeld, Chuck and Ellen Wear, Chloe Tula and Francesco Lecce-Chong, and Creighton White in loving memory of Dorothy
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 underwritten by Dr. Larry Schoenrock Endowment Fund
Discovery Open Rehearsal Series sponsored by The Stare Foundation and David Stare of Dry Creek Vineyard
Pre-Concert Talks Sponsored by Jamei Haswell and Richard Grundy
Video underwritten by Chuck & Ellen Wear





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