Rachmaninoff Season Finale
Welcome to our triumphant Season Finale of Rachmaninoff, who said of his work, “I am a Russian composer, and the land of my birth has influenced my temperament and outlook. My music is the product of my temperament, and so it is Russian music....”
· 3 Études-Tableau with titles like, Little Red Riding Hood, The Fair and Oriental March these brilliant orchestrations by Respighi of Rachmaninoff piano works bring two of the 20th century’s most amazing composers together!
· Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini features one of the most achingly beautiful movements ever written with the famous 18th variation, which has served decades of Hollywood films as a popular love theme! Star Pianist, Misha Dichter brings his artistry back to the SSO after decades with one of his signature pieces in this once in a life time performance.
· Symphonic Dances, Rachmaninoff’s last work presents the Russian genius is full command of his compositional powers in this colorful, exciting and evocative expression of life and music!!