Russian Reveries

Rachmaninoff’s Second Symphony is an epic journey into the very heart of expressive ecstasy, few pieces can rival the third movement’s emotional climax. Unapologetically Romantic, serene, and full of unblemished purity, the Second is Rachmaninoff’s great heart-on-your-sleeve moment. Celebrated for her sonorous tone, compelling interpretations, and flawless technique, Francesca Dego delves into the virtuosic pyrotechnics of Shostakovich’s First Violin Concerto.

Concerts:

  • 3 May 2019 / 7.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 6.15 p.m.)
  • 4 May 2019 / 4.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 3.15 p.m.)

Conductor: Alfonso Scarano

Soloist: Francesca Dego, violin

Programs:

  • Prateep SUPHANROJN Maha Vajiralongkorn Overture
  • Dmitri SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 77
  • Sergei RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27

Synopsis:
Russian Reveries explores the imaginative tone worlds of two great Russian composers: Rachmaninoff, a pianist and symphonists firmly in the Romantic tradition and Shostakovich, a modernist who reinvented the symphony in the 20th century.

Rachmaninoff’s Second Symphony is an epic journey into the very heart of expressive ecstasy: few pieces can rival the third movement’s emotional climax. Unapologetically Romantic, serene and full of unblemished purity, the Second is Rachmaninoff’s great heart-on-your-sleeve moment.

Virtuosic pyrotechnics of are the hallmarks of Shostakovich’s First Violin Concerto. In the role of soloist is Francesca Dego, celebrated for her sonorous tone, compelling interpretations and flawless technique. A Deutsche Gramophone recording artist, Francesca is one of the world’s most dynamic violin soloists.

Audiences will also hear Prateep Suphanrojn’s tribute to newly crowned Thai King Rama X in his Maha Varijalongkorn Overture.

Chief conductor Alfonso Scarano brings it all together for an adventurous and colorful program of music.

Tickets Price: 1500, 1000, 800, 600, 400 Baht
50% discount for Children and students below the age of 25 (or currently studying in an undergraduate program)

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