SERGEI RACHMANINOFF: Vocalise
LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21
RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 30
Tito Muñoz, conductor
Joyce Yang, piano
Composer, virtuoso pianist and conductor Sergei Rachmaninoff meets the giant Ludwig van Beethoven in this program of compositional titans. Rachmaninoff’s symphonic arrangement of his lyrical masterpiece song Vocalise opens the program, followed by Beethoven’s first symphony, with its musical echoes of his teachers Haydn and Mozart. This rich program rounds out with one of the most technically challenging concertos ever written, performed by Grammy-nominated virtuoso pianist Joyce Yang.