The Power and Possibility of Piano
Thursday, November 10, 2022
7:30PM, Austad Auditorium
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There’s a reason why pianists often call Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 “Rocky III.” It’s a formidable heavyweight and considered the most difficult in the repertoire, but Stephen Hough—whom Music Director Thierry Fischer praises as “the perfect soloist”—will take on the challenge with grace. Replete with Rachmaninoff’s dazzling virtuosity and plush melody, Piano Concerto No. 3 displays the limitless imagination of what’s possible on the instrument. The same power infuses Wagner’s operatic and familiar Das Rheingold (The Gold of the Rhine River), to weave a story of gods, monsters, and an epic heist. Chorós Chordón (Dance of the Strings) is nevertheless magical, evoking the cosmos with crackling and ethereal sounds that ricochet around the orchestra.
Join your Utah Symphony for this dramatic evening of music that makes you feel completely alive, as if each note is living and breathing in the moment along with you.
Rossen Milanov, conductor
Stephen Hough, piano
WAGNER: Overture to Tannhäuser
WAGNER (arr. Philippe Jordan): “Prelude, Interludes & Entry of the Gods into Valhalla” from Das Rheingold
RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 3