Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1

Markham Theatre

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An evening of Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, and Rachmaninoff, with pre-show and intermission talks, as well as post-show live jazz and champagne

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Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1

  • Before the concert: Enjoy a recital, or prelude, at 7:15 p.m., followed by a talk at 7:30 p.m.
  • Beethoven—Leonore Overture No. 3: Beethoven struggled to produce a satisfactory overture for his first and only opera, eventually producing four such pieces. This third version encompasses the emotional range of the piece as a whole (which he later named Fidelio), from the terse silence of a prison cell to a hard-won triumph over corruption and injustice.
  • Rachmaninoff—Symphony No. 1, Op. 13: At its premiere, this piece was received so poorly, it was never played again in its composer’s lifetime. Since 1945, however, it’s become a favorite among classical music fans.
  • During the concert: At intermission, there will be a discussion with host Alexa Petrenko and pianist Michael Berkovsky.
  • Tchaikovsky—Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 23: In this back-and-forth between piano and orchestra, the horns ring with a dark fanfare, but a more sentimental throughline emerges to guide listeners and conflicted Jedis back to the light side.
  • After the concert: Live jazz and complimentary champagne wind down the evening in a relaxed way.

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