Rachmaninoff

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Airs Friday, April 22, at 12 noon. This week on Carnegie Hall Live the Boston Symphony Orchestra is joined by Mezzo-Soprano Nadezhda Serdyuk and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus under the direction of Andris Nelsons in a performance of Alexander Nevsky by Prokofiev and the Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 by Rachmaninoff.

Kermit Poling spoke with Michael Butterman and international piano star Gabriela Montero about the Shreveport Symphony’s all-Russian spectacular which opens their season of concert featuring Kabalevsky’s  The Comedians Suite, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9, and the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 with Gabriela Montero as soloist. For more information visit online the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra or call 318-227-8863.

Airs Monday, August 3, at 1 p.m. This week on the San Francisco Symphony, pianist Daniil Trifonov joins maestro Osmo Vänskä for Rachmaninoff's tribute to one of music most chrarismatic entities and a performance of the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Maestro Vänskä will open with a performance of Night Ride and Sunrise by Sibelius and you'll also hear the Symphonies of Wind Instruments (1947 version) by Stravinsky, the Symphony No. 6 by Sibelius, and from the archive we'll hear a performance of Haydn's Symphony No. 60 in C major, Il distratto.

Airs Monday, May 25, at 11 a.m. On the next concert by the San Francisco Symphony music director and conductor Michael Tilson Thomas leads the orchestra in Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Opus 37 with pianist Emanuel Ax. The orchestra also presents Copland's Music from the film Our Town and his Short Symphony plus Debussy's La Plus que lente, On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring by Delius, The Last Spring by Grieg, Delibes “Cortège of Bacchus” from Sylvia, and Rachmaninoff's “Vocalise,” Opus 34, no.14.

Airs Thursday, May 21, at 11 a.m. Join us for Carnegie Hall Live featuring the Berliner Philharmoniker with guest violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter as they perform the Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26 by Max Bruch along with the Symphonic Dances of Rachmaninoff and Stravinsky's Closing Scenes from The Firebird. Sir Simon Rattle conducts and Deborah Voight will be the guest host.

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