Shani Conducts Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances

Feb 9-11, 2023
Shani Lahav


In a program celebrating the 150th anniversary of Sergei Rachmaninov’s birth, Lahav Shani conducts the composer’s Symphonic Dances, which marries diabolical, jazzy melodies with plush, old-world grandeur. Italian pianist Beatrice Rana is soloist in Rachmaninov's Paganini Rhapsody, a set of 24 variations that crackle with wit and furious energy. Prokofiev’s delightful Classical Symphony opens the program.

Explore the music in the free preconcert conversation featuring Kyle Dzapo in Orchestra Hall 75 minutes before the performance. The conversation will last approximately 30 minutes. No additional tickets are needed.


Symphony No. 1 (Classical)


Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini


Symphonic Dances


The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a for piano 4 hands, “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” [Encore Feb. 9-11]

Listen to Beatrice Rana


These concerts are generously sponsored by the Zell Family Foundation.

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