You are invited to attend a Prelude presentation before the Saturday, May 18th evening concert, 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.
Sergei Rachmaninoff always wanted to compose a ballet but never had the opportunity. Instead, later in life, he wrote a set of three colourful symphonic dances. Ravel originally composed La valse as a ballet, but it was considered undanceable. He published it anyway with a few descriptive phrases like “glimpses of waltzing couples,” “an immense hall,” “progressively brighter,” until finally “chandelier bursts forth.” Avner Dorman describes his concerto for piano composed in 2022 as “a work that expresses extreme emotions and sudden changes, from the depth of despair to complete ecstasy.”
Program to Include
RAVEL La valse
DORMAN Piano Concerto No. 3
RACHMANINOFF Symphonic Dances
Program subject to change.
This concert will include an intermission.