Gemma New Conducts Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances
Featuring Garrick Ohlsson and Barber's Piano Concerto

March 6-8 | 2020


Gemma New CONDUCTS
Garrick Ohlsson PIANO

JOHN ADAMS

The Chairman Dances

BARBER

Piano Concerto

RACHMANINOFF

Symphonic Dances

There’s much to savor in Rachmaninoff’s stirring Symphonic Dances: an alto saxophone and pulsating percussion in the first; a dark, eerie waltz in the second; and Russian Orthodox chants, tubular bells and the composer’s go-to Dies irae in the last. Garrick Ohlsson’s virtuosity is on full display in Barber’s breathtaking Piano Concerto, praised at its premiere as “the birth of an American classic…a big, splashy, old-fashioned concerto.”

“[Ohlsson has] a sound so lush it almost glistens”
Seattle Times


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