7:30PM | THE WHITING AUDITORIUM
Enrique Diemecke, Music Director & Conductor
Dominic Cheli, piano
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SERGEI RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto #3, op. 30, D minor
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony #4, op. 98, E minor
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The Flint Symphony Orchestra season kicks off its 105th season with a bold program featuring Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 performed by soloist Dominic Cheli. This concerto is known as the most technically challenging in the repertoire, and features marching rhythms, grace, speed and lush melodies. Rachmaninoff is the last of the Russian Romantic composers, and 2023 marks the 150th anniversary of his birth.
Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 in F Minor starts with horns, trumpets and woodwinds, and blossoms into booming, syncopated chords. This bold, romantic, melodic experience reflects moods and emotions from Tchaikovsky’s personal life. Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky also enjoyed a working relationship at the Moscow Conservatory, where Tchaikovsky was a music theory professor.
This concert is available for digital viewing, streaming live at concert time. Available on demand for 30 days.
Inside the Music
6:30pm at Whiting Auditorium
Guest Speaker: Gregg Powell
Title: Celebrating the Romantic 19th Century
Free to all ticket holders
Concert Sponsor: Dr. Cathy O. Blight & Edward Davison
Guest Artist Sponsor: Jay & Marilyn Nelson
Preferred Steinway Performance Sponsor: Dr. Brenda Fortunate & C. Edward White