Rachmaninov & Tchaikovsky

Feb 14

8:00 PM

Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Spanish conductor Pablo Heras-Casado leads a program of Russian masterworks including Tchaikovsky's First Symphony, which showcases the composer's sense of drama, orchestral color and melody. Simon Trpčeski brings his “electrifying virtuosity” (The London Times) to Rachmaninov’s formidable Third Piano Concerto.

Pianist Simon Trpčeski will sign CDs in Grainger Ballroom following the performance on Sunday, February 17, 2019.

Limited RUSH seating is available. Please call the Box Office at 312-294-3000 for details.

Approximate concert duration: 111 minutes including intermission


Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 1 (Winter Dreams)

Chopin Valse in A Minor, Op. Posth. [2/14 & 2/17 ENCORE]
Tchaikovsky arr. Mikhail Pletnev “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” from The Nutracker [2/16 ENCORE]


Preconcert conversation with Carl Grapentine
30 minute run-time

Thursday, February 14, 6:45-7:15 Armour Stage
Saturday, February 16, 6:45-7:15 Armour Stage
Sunday, February 17, 1:45-2:15 Armour Stage

Additional Dates for this Program

A native of Macedonia, pianist Simon Trpčeski proudly doubles as an ambassador for his country: "The lifestyle suits me because it’s a good balance with all these activities that I have and my busy schedule. I really feel lucky that I come from this kind of culture and mentality, because I do think that the balance in life is really important.” Read more at CSO Sounds & Stories


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This concert is partially supported by a generous grant from the E. Nakamichi Foundation.

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.