Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor – learn more
Serhiy Salov, piano
Strauss Don Juan
Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, for piano and orchestra
Bartók Concerto for Orchestra
- Pre-Performance Talk, 7pm – see below for details
- The Philadelphia Orchestra, 8pm
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Born into the exceptional pianistic tradition of the Ukraine, SERHIY SALOV is recognized as an outstanding pianist, whose playing is both energetic and imbued with sensitivity. Salov, who will be making his SPAC and Philadelphia Orchestra debuts, is Artist-in-Residence at the Orchestre Métropolitain.
Pre-Peformance Talk, 7pm
30 minute talk with Serhiy Salov, pianist
Pre-Performance Talks are free for performance ticket holders thanks to generous support from Siena CollegeREGISTER
You must be attending the performance following the Pre-Performance Talk to attend the talk.
- The five-movement Concerto for Orchestra is one of Bartók’s best-known, most popular, and most accessible works. It’s also his last completed work.
- It’s been speculated that Bartók’s String Quartet No. 6 could have been his last work had it not been for this commission, which pulled him out of a four year hiatus and sparked a small number of additional compositions.
- Bartók distanced himself from the prickly complexities of his sound during the 20s and 30s, instead opting for a more approachable sonic language similar to the folk music of his native Hungary.
- Resentful of the success of Shostakovich’s Symphony #7, Bartók mockingly included a vulgarized version of one of Shostakovich’s militaristic themes in an intermezzo, which barges in but is quickly submerged by a simple, honest Hungarian melody.
Read more here:
- Classical Notes on Concerto for Orchestra: http://www.classicalnotes.net/classics/bartok.html