Masterworks 8: Russian Passions

DATE

March 28, 2020 - March 29, 2020

LOCATION:

Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox

TICKET PRICES:

Masterworks 8: Russian Passions

EVENT DETAILS

Saturday, March 28, 2020 8pm
Sunday, March 29, 2020 3pm

MUSIC DIRECTOR DESIGNATE
JOYCE YANG, PIANO

One of the best pianists of his generation, Rachmaninoff wrote Rhapsody on a Theme from Paganini to showcase his own talent. This set of 24 variations on a theme by the 18th century virtuoso violinist includes the breathtaking music heard in the movie, Somewhere in Time. Tchaikovsky described his Sixth Symphony, nicknamed Pathétique — from the Russian word for ‘passionate’ — as “the best thing I ever composed or shall compose.” In it, Tchaikovsky transforms the traditional symphony, ending not with fanfare and joy, but with impassioned agony that fades into a whisper. Stravinsky’s Divertimento from The Fairy’s Kiss is a tribute to Tchaikovsky, his childhood idol.

THE MUSIC

Igor Stravinsky — Divertimento from The Fairy’s Kiss
Sergei Rachmaninoff — Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky — Symphony No. 6, Pathétique

ABOUT THE GUEST ARTIST

Blessed with “poetic and sensitive pianism” (Washington Post) and a “wondrous sense of color” (San Francisco Classical Voice), Grammy-nominated pianist Joyce Yang captivates audiences with her virtuosity, lyricism, and interpretive sensitivity.  MORE

Part of the Coffee & Classics Series

 

TICKET INFORMATION

This concert is part of the Masterworks Series. Individual tickets go onsale to the general public on August 16 at 10am. Series 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 using our new ticketing platform. Choose either Saturday evenings at 8pm or Sunday afternoons at 3pm  BUY MASTERWORKS SERIES TICKETS  

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