SHOSTAKOVICH'S SIXTH

Mar 30
Community:Markham
Location:Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts
Address:10268 Yonge St Richmond Hill Map
Start date:March 30, 2019
Time:08:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Email:info@ksorchestra.ca


Music skillfully narrates both character and mood in a concert surely not to be missed. The tone poem Don Juan by Richard Strauss colourfully describes the journey of a melancholic hero in his life-long quest for love. A staple in the repertoire, pianist Jun Li Bui performs Rachmaninoff’s fiery and tuneful Piano Concerto No. 1, the very first work in the genre that embraces all the elements of the composer’s mature style. Shostakovich brilliantly orchestrates a sense of impending doom in his Symphony No. 6, a dramatic piece completed in the wake of Russia joining the Second World War.

Kristian Alexander | conductor
Jun Li Bui | pianist


Michael Berec | host

7:15 p.m. Prélude (pre-concert recital)
7:30 p.m. Pre-concert talk in the foyer of Richmond Hill Centre
Intermission discussion with Michael Berec and Jun Li Bui


R. Strauss, Don Juan
Rachmaninoff, Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 1, Op. 1
Shostakovich, Symphony No. 6