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Riveting Rachmaninoff - February 8, 9 & 10

Event Details

Classical Series

2019 - 2020

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

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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

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KRCB Radio Broadcast of this concert - March 15, 2020 @ 3:30 PM
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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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