GUEST ARTISTS SPONSORED BY:
Mary Jewett Gaiser Endowment Fund
Saturday, March 28, 2020 8pm
Sunday, March 29, 2020 3pm Doors open 90 minutes before the concert.
JAMES LOWE, CONDUCTOR
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.
Igor Stravinsky — Divertimento from The Fairy’s Kiss Sergei Rachmaninoff — Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky — Symphony No. 6, Pathétique
Come early for a pre-concert talk one hour before each performance. Doors open 90 minutes before the concerts.
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
This concert is part of the Masterworks Series. Individual and subscription 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.