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Sergei Rachmaninoff

  • Kirill Gerstein is the soloist in Rachmaninoff’s passionate and technically daunting Piano Concerto No. 3, and Alan Gilbert leads the Boston Symphony in Stravinsky’s exhilarating - and timeless - “The Rite of Spring.”
  • On WCRB In Concert with the Concord Chamber Music Society, the Hermitage Piano Trio performs Turina, Rachmaninoff, and Perelló, and Yehudi Wyner and Wendy Putnam perform Wyner's own music, along with that of Price and Schubert.
  • The youngest-ever Gold Medalist at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition is the soloist in Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3, with conductor Tugan Sokhiev and the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
  • In an encore broadcast, French cellist Gautier Capuçon takes center stage with the Boston Symphony for the American premiere of Thierry Escaich’s new work for cello and orchestra, and Andris Nelsons conducts Ravel’s "Alborada del gracioso" and Rachmaninoff’s romantic Symphony No. 2.
  • In an encore broadcast, Karina Canellakis returns to the Berkshires to lead the Boston Symphony in Rachmaninoff’s “Symphonic Dances,” and Emanuel Ax is the soloist in Chopin’s dramatic Piano Concerto No. 2.
  • In an encore Boston Symphony broadcast, Philippe Jordan makes his BSO debut conducting an all-Russian program of Borodin, a suite from Prokofiev’s "Romeo and Juliet," and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with soloist Yefim Bronfman.
  • Could It Be Magic? Pop songs based on classical music!
  • The Czech conductor returns to Symphony Hall to lead the BSO in a celebration of Czech music through Janáček’s "Jealousy" and Dvorák’s Symphony No. 6, juxtaposed with Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 featuring the BSO debut of Lukáš Vondráček.
  • Michael Tilson Thomas returns to the Berkshires to lead the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Copland’s inspirational Symphony No. 3, and pianist Alexander Malofeev is the soloist in Rachmaninoff’s mighty Piano Concerto No. 3.
  • Trumpeter Håkan Hardenberger is the soloist in Scottish composer Helen Grime’s concerto “night-sky-blue,” and Andris Nelsons conducts Rachmaninoff’s powerhouse Symphony No. 3.