TCHAIKOVSKY'S PIANO CONCERTO No. 1
Join the Kindred Spirits Orchestra in celebrating the opening concert of the season. Start the evening off in style with an opening night gala followed by music of firsts. Beethoven’s first and only opera he wrote, Leonore, later renamed Fidelio, begins with an exuberant overture he revised three times. Acclaimed pianist Michael Berkovsky joins the orchestra for the first (and most illustrious of Tchaikovsky’s three) Piano Concerto No. 1. Due to unfortunate circumstances Rachmaninov’s Symphony No. 1’s premiere was received so poorly that it would not be performed again in his lifetime; since 1945 the work has resurfaced and been performed by all major orchestras to the delight and praises of audiences.
Kristian Alexander | conductor
Michael Berkovsky | pianist
Alexa Petrenko | host (Nation's Classical 96.3 FM radio)
7:00 p.m. Silent auction begins in the foyer of Markham Theatre and closes at 9:30 pm
7:15 p.m. Prélude (pre-concert recital)
7:30 p.m. Pre-concert talk
Intermission discussion with Alexa Petrenko and Michael Berkovsky
Post-concert live jazz with complimentary glass of Champagne
Beethoven, Leonore overture No. 3
Tchaikovsky, Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 1, Op. 23
Rachmaninoff, Symphony No. 1, Op. 13
To reserve your seats, go to www.MarkhamTheatre.ca or call 905.305.7469.