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DSO Presents: Rach 2 - Russian Romantics


Sat 27 Oct 2018, 7:30pm–9:30pm

Where: Dunedin Town Hall, Moray Place, Dunedin, Otago

Restrictions: All Ages

Simon Over - Principal Guest Conductor.
Jian Liu - Piano.

- Glinka: Ruslan and Ludmilla Overture
- Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2
- Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4

Rachmaninov’s second piano concerto and Tchaikovsky’s fourth symphony sweep the listener along on their emotional roller-coaster journeys: pain and despair at one extreme, soaring ecstasy at the other – traits typical of the Russian late-Romantic tradition.

The Concerto is also said to depict Rachmaninov’s own life story with compelling honesty, and its endlessly flowing lyricism has helped to make it one of the best-loved piano concertos. Wellington-based pianist Jian Liu makes his début performance with the DSO. His playing has been described as “passionate, articulate, deeply expressive, and wholly musical’.

Simon Over, the orchestra’s London-based Principal Guest Conductor, returns to conduct this powerful all-Russian programme.

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