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Petrushka & rach 2

Symphony Silicon Valley

Symphony Silicon Valley Petrushka & rach 2

Ringling Bros. wanted something for 50 elephants and 50 ballerinas -- Stravinsky obliged. A much earlier commission resulted in a piece about a puppet's love and heartbreak. Petrushka is one of Stravinsky's most popular works filled with Russian folk tunes and brilliant orchestrations. Astonishingly, pianist Jon Nakamatsu, famed for his Rachmaninoff performances, has never before played the Second Concerto for South Bay audiences. From its first chords, the concerto casts its spell. The composer believed that music's mission is to express emotion, and this vibrant concerto succeeds so well that its themes have been adopted for innumerable popular songs.

Conductor: Tatsuya Shimono
Soloist: Jon Nakamatsu, Piano

The California Theatre, 345 South First Street in downtown San Jose, 95113.
Easy, inexpensive parking is just one block away at San Jose City Garage on San Carlos Street with entrances on 2nd and 3rd Streets.

  • Venue: California Theatre
  • Date: Sat May 4, 2019 8:00pm
  • City: San Jose
  • Price Range: $50 to $94
  • Tickets: 408-286-2600 x23

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Program

Igor Stravinsky

Circus Polka: For a Young Elephant

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18

Performers

Jon Nakamatsu

Soloist, piano