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Michael Gandolfi – Selections from The Garden of Cosmic Speculation
Sibelius – Symphony No. 5
Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto No. 3
Nashville Symphony | Robert Spano, conductor | Simon Trpčeski, piano
As portrayed in the hit film Shine, Rach Three is a piece so virtuosic, so technically demanding, that it has earned a reputation as one of the most challenging pieces ever written. Macedonian pianist Simon Trpčeski is entirely up to the challenge. In his first-ever Nashville appearance, this celebrated artist will convey all of the musical and emotional energy in Rachmaninoff’s astounding score — originally written for the composer/pianist’s first American tour 90 years ago.
Bookending this masterwork are two resplendent musical evocations of manmade and natural beauty: Michael Gandolfi’s The Garden of Cosmic Speculation is inspired by landscape architect Charles Jencks’ remarkable sculpture garden in Scotland, while Sibelius’ Fifth Symphony evokes the composer’s own rapturous experience witnessing swans in flight, with peals of brass that convey the feeling of awestruck wonder.
6 pm Saturday, May 4
Gather, eat and socialize with Governing Members and special musician guests prior to Rachmanninof’s Third Piano Concerto and Sibelius' Fifth. A table for 12 will be reserved at a downtown restaurant, and each patron will pay for their own meal. RSVP required.
This event is open to Governing Members, patrons making an Annual Fund contribution of $3,000 or more and a minimum ticket purchase of 4 performances each season.
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