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Sergei Rachmaninoff

  • 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.
  • In a celebration of the composer's 90th birthday, Andris Nelsons leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Sofia Gubaidulina's "The Light of the End," as well as Rachmaninoff’s powerfully dramatic Third Symphony.
  • On WCRB In Concert with the Celebrity Series of Boston, pianist Jeremy Denk explores the musical and romantic bonds between Brahms and the Schumanns. Then soprano Ying Fang sings light-hearted chansons by Bizet and achingly beautiful songs by Rachmaninoff, plus Schubert's tempestuous "Night and Dreams."