DEATH AND TRANSFIGURATION
Words cannot describe the emotions that music sets forth in this program. Tchaikovsky brings Shakespeare’s script of seascape and blossoming love to musical life with The Tempest. Pianist Rudin Lengo commands artistry and stamina on stage with Rachmaninov’s rhapsodically virtuosic Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor. The elegiac tale of the death of an artist is poetically manifested through the colourfully wondrous Tod und Verklärung (Death and Transfiguration) by Richard Strauss.
Kristian Alexander | conductor
Rudin Lengo | pianist
Alexa Petrenko | host (Nation's Classical 96.3 FM radio)
7:15 p.m. Prélude (pre-concert recital)
7:30 p.m. Pre-concert talk in the foyer of Markham Theatre
Intermission discussion with Alexa Petrenko and Rudin Lengo
Tchaikovsky, The Tempest, Fantasy Overture
Rachmaninoff, Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 3, Op. 30
R. Strauss, Tod und Verklärung (Death and Transfiguration)
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