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Saturday
12
MAY

The Heart of Russia

20:00
23:00
Spokane Symphony
Event organized by Spokane Symphony

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ECKART PREU, CONDUCTOR
NATASHA PEREMSKI, PIANO

Rachmaninoff was a teenager when he composed his unabashedly romantic Piano Concerto No. 1, filled with lyrical melodies and lush orchestration. The mood of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 1 is a shimmering celebration of winter, belying the anguish he suffered during this time. He incorporates elements of Russian folk music along with what makes his later symphonies famous: atmosphere beauty, breathtaking melodies, and virtuosic brilliance. The concert opens with Glinka’s fiery Kamarinskaya, the first orchestral work based entirely on Russian folk music.

THE MUSIC
Mikhail Glinka - Kamarinskaya
Sergei Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 1
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 1, “Winterdreams”

GUEST ARTIST
NATASHA PAREMSKI, PIANO
With her consistently striking and dynamic performances, pianist Natasha Paremski reveals astounding virtuosity and voracious interpretive abilities. She continues to generate excitement from all corners as she wins over audiences with her musical sensibility and flawless technique.

"Comparisons with Argerich should not be given lightly, but Paremski is so clearly of the same temperament and technique that it is unavoidable here." — American Record Guide

PIANIST NATASHA PEREMSKI WILL BE GIVING A MASTERCLASS ON FRIDAY, MAY 11 AT 3 PM.