Rachmaninoff was a teenager when he composed his unabashedly romantic Piano Concerto No. 1, filled with lyrical melodies and lush orchestration. The mood of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 1 is a shimmering celebration of winter, belying the anguish he suffered during this time. He incorporates elements of Russian folk music along with what makes his later symphonies famous: atmosphere beauty, breathtaking melodies, and virtuosic brilliance. The concert opens with Glinka’s fiery Kamarinskaya, the first orchestral work based entirely on Russian folk music.
Mikhail Glinka ● Kamarinskaya Sergei Rachmaninoff ● Piano Concerto No. 1 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky ● Symphony No. 1, “Winterdreams”
Natasha Paremski, piano
With her consistently striking and dynamic performances, pianist Natasha Paremski reveals astounding virtuosity and voracious interpretive abilities. She continues to generate excitement from all corners as she wins over audiences with her musical sensibility and flawless technique. ● Natasha Paremski's website
"Comparisons with Argerich should not be given lightly, but Paremski is so clearly of the same temperament and technique that it is unavoidable here." — American Record Guide
Pianist Natasha Peremski will be giving a masterclass on Friday, May 11 at 3 pm.
This concert is part of the Classics Series and is currently only available by subscription or as part of a Take-5 package. Individual tickets for the Classics concerts will go on sale on Thursday, August 10. Season tickets may be purchased with personalized service at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague Avenue, or by calling 509-624-1200. They are also available online and at all TicketsWest outlets. ● BUY SEASON TICKETS