From Russia With Love! Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff
June 1st, 2024
June 1, 2024
7:30 P.M. ET
Kirby Center for the Creative Arts
Wyoming Seminary Upper School, Kingston
TCHAIKOVSKY– Piano Concerto No. 1 XIAYIN WANG, Piano RACHMANINOFF – Symphony No. 2
Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic
Our final concert of the season opens with Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto. Undoubtedly one of the most well-known and beloved works in the piano repertoire, it captivates listeners with its expansive opening movement and continues to mesmerize all the way through to its edge-of-your-seat finale. Joining us this evening is internationally acclaimed concert pianist Xiayin Wang. According to Musical America, Ms. Wang “can be at one moment sensual and the next, rhythmically driving…with such assuredness, and such delicacy, that one forgets the difficulties inherent in the performance, and is left breathless in musical awe.” Her extensive discography and global concert tours have garnered high praise from leading publications such as the New York Times, the New Yorker and BBC Music Magazine, to name a few.
Closing the concert is Rachmaninoff’s sublime Second Symphony. With its heartfelt melodies and lush romanticism, this symphonic marvel will surely make spirits soar. Don’t miss this spellbinding season finale–it’s a perfect night out at the symphony!