Sunday Classics: Siberian Symphony Orchestra
19th April 2020 3pm
Conductor: Dmitri Vasiliev
Soloist: Freddy Kempf (piano)
Programme: Shostakovich – Festive Overture
Rachmaninov – Piano Concerto No. 3
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 4
British-bornpianist Freddy Kempf is a regular and much-loved visitor to the Usher Hall – aremarkable musician who plays from the heart, with delicacy, insight andshattering energy.
Kempf has along history of musical collaborations in Russia. He became virtually ahousehold name when he was inexplicably denied first place at the prestigiousTchaikovsky Competition in 1998, causing outrage – and profound respect for hisastonishing pianism – right across the country.
He joinsthe Siberian Symphony Orchestra under fine Russian conductor Dmitri Vasilievfor one of the iconic showpieces in the piano repertoire. Rachmaninov’s ThirdPiano Concerto is music on a grand scale, requiring old-school thunderousvirtuosity, a work that pushes pianists to the very limits of their abilities.Yearning, melancholy and ending in a blaze of ecstatic glory, it’s also musicthat reaches deep into the Russian soul.
Vasilievand his Siberian forces close their concert with more Russian soul music:Tchaikovsky’s furious battles against the forces of fate in his defiant,extrovert Fourth Symphony. To open, Shostakovich’s effervescent Festive Overture can’t fail to charm andentertain any listener.
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Concessions available including student and group discounts
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