Sara Davis Buechner Plays Rachmaninoff 2
ESO Classics

Sara Davis Buechner Plays Rachmaninoff 2

Conducted by Jean-Marie Zeitouni
April 28 & 29 7:30 PM

Since its premiere, Rachmaninoff’s Second Concerto has been firmly planted in popular culture, appearing in films and inspiring songs of love and romance. Edmonton favourite Sara Davis Buechner brings this adored concerto to life with her impressive artistry. Jean-Marie Zeitouni conducts Liszt’s tribute to St. Francis of Assisi and his sermon to the birds, which brims with chirping and twittering bird song. Franck’s mighty Symphony opens the program. From its mysterious introduction to its fantastic conclusion, Franck’s Symphony was described by one of his students “as a continual ascent toward gladness and life-giving light.”

You are invited to attend a Prelude presentation before the Friday, April 28th and Saturday, April 29th evening concerts, starting at 6:45 PM in the Upper Circle Lobby (3rd Floor). This talk by musicologist D.T. Baker is a fantastic way to learn more about the pieces being performed in your concert.

Program to include:

Franck Symphony in D minor
Liszt Légende: St. Francis of Assisi's Sermon to the Birds
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2

Program subject to change.

This concert will include an intermission.

Digital Program


Jean-Marie Zeitouni, Conductor
Sara Davis Buechner, Pianist

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