Celebrating Rachmaninoff / September 30, 2023
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.