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Celebrating Rachmaninoff 150

December 3, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Be immersed by elegiac and passionate works of chamber music by great Russian composers Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Nikolai Medtner in the concluding half of the Rachmaninoff-150 series, an acknowledgment and tribute to the composer’s legacy in the development of pianistic and musical idioms, along with his most influential contemporaries.

The concert features pianists Ching Pong (Dono) Ng and Alexander Yau, joined by emerging young talents, violinist Beatrice Colombis and cellist Noah Oshiro.

This program includes some of the finest chamber music revolving around the piano, from the early works of the younger composer, Nikolai Medtner’s 3 Nocturnes for violin and piano (after Goethe’s Nachtgesang) to Rachmaninoff’s nostalgic cello sonata, concluding with Tchaikovsky’s monumental Piano Trio in A minor. The deep musical connections between Medtner, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky lie across generations, reflecting the Russian lineage where the senior composers would mentor the music of the young.

Watch past performances of the Rachmaninov-150 series.

The program

Nikolai Medtner Three Nocturnes for violin and piano Op. 16 / Sergei Rachmaninov  Sonata for cello and piano in G minor Op. 19 

— Interval —

Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor Op. 50 

Tickets: $30 Adult, $20 Student/concession, $10 child (under 12)








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