Two “lost” works bookend this all-Russian program. Stravinsky’s recently discovered Funeral Song is a memorial to his tutor Rimsky-Korsakov, drawing on the elder composer's harmonic style while also looking ahead to Stravinsky's own early ballet scores. There’s also Rachmaninoff’s symphony, a notorious disaster at its 1897 premiere, which was never performed again in the composer’s lifetime. It is now justly recognized for its youthful Romantic fervor and driving ferocity. The Stravinsky and Rachmaninoff works frame Prokofiev’s most popular concerto, beloved for its biting wit, romantic interludes, and fiery solo part, played here by Beatrice Rana, called one of “the most faultless of young pianists today” (The Washington Post).
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music Director and Conductor
Beatrice Rana, Piano
STRAVINSKY Funeral Song
PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 3
RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 1
Pre-concert talk at 7 PM with Simon Morrison, Professor of Music, Princeton University.
$22.00 - $145.00
Carnegie Hall - Issac Stern Auditorium
57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY
"The main hall at Carnegie Hall, dedicated the Isaac Stern Auditorium in 1996, has been the premier classical music performance space in the United States since its opening in 1891, showcasing the world's greatest soloists, conductors, and ensembles. 'It has been said that the hall itself is an instrument,' notes Isaac Stern. 'It takes what you do and makes it larger than life.'"
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Available on the Parquet Level of Isaac Stern Auditorium and Weill Recital Hall. Tickets for these seats may be purchased at all price levels. Patrons in wheelchairs must confirm seating access in advance by calling the House Manager's office at (212) 903-9605. Infrared. Large-print programs.