Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2
Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 1
Happy birthday, Rachmaninoff! The New Mexico Philharmonic celebrates the 150th anniversary of the composer’s birth with two of the Russian master’s most stellar compositions. First up, the Second Piano Concerto—a perennial audience favorite—with 2022 Olga Kern International Piano Competition winner Jonathan Mamora. Closing out the evening is the striking and dramatic Symphony No. 1, whose disastrous premiere almost caused Rachmaninoff to swear off composing all together! Music Director Roberto Minczuk leads the orchestra in the 2023/24 Popejoy Hall Classics opening concert.
Popejoy Hall / 203 Cornell Drive, NE / Albuquerque, 87106
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Hosted by KHFM’s: Alexis Corbin
The season will start with a bang, featuring Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 1 and the Piano Concerto No. 2 with 2022 Olga Kern International Piano Competition winner, Jonathan Mamora, and celebrating 150 years of the composer’s birth. Throughout the season, Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, and Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring are some of the masterpieces we will present. Back by popular demand are Ukrainian pianists Tetiana Shafran and Anna Dmytrenko as well as violinist Yoonshin Song. NMPhil Concertmaster Cármelo de los Santos will perform Saint-Saëns’s Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in an evening filled with several capriccio works by various composers. The season closes with the amazing Italian violinist Anna Tifu, performing the Khachaturian Violin Concerto. All concerts will take place at Popejoy Hall.
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