Two iconic classical music works, Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 & Brahms Symphony No. 2, will be performed by the Vicente Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Zain Khan with internationally acclaimed, award-winning concert pianist & composer Talon Smith.
Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3 has the reputation of being one of the most technically challenging piano concertos in the standard classical piano repertoire. Come and experience a sensational performance of this iconic work with the extraordinarily talented pianist Talon Smith, Maestro Kahn, and the fabulous Vicente Chamber Orchestra.
Brahm’s Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73, is a cheery and almost pastoral symphony that will radiate energy and optimism from start to finish under the baton of Maestro Kahn and the Vicente Chamber Orchestra.
ABOUT THE SOLOIST:
TALON SMITH, Pianist & Composer
Internationally acclaimed, award-winning 21-year-old virtuoso pianist and composer Talon Smith inspires audiences with his emotionally moving, intensely poetic, impeccably colored, and technically stunning performances. Talon won his first international competition at age 14. From there, his career continues to soar with an abundance of triumphant achievements including garnering more than 40 top prizes—1st place almost exclusively—in over 40 competitions.
Most recently, Talon became a “two thumbs up” Gramophone favorite winning their highest praises—they described Talon as a “master pianist with an old soul...lifting the music...into the opera house, as if there were a great orchestra in tow” and “evoking memories of Josef Hoffman's 1937 legendary Golden Jubilee performance."
Classical Voice wrote, “The young virtuoso placed his technical mastery at the service of poetry and the singing line. Vladimir Horowitz famously said, 'There is no shortage of pianists, only a shortage of composers.' In the new 24 Preludes by Talon Smith (Op. 1)—an astonishing collection of pieces with varying styles and emotions—one had a renewed hope for the future of new music, music that speaks to the hearts of the common men and women, unencumbered by the demands of academia."
Talon has performed many sold-out concerts as a soloist, chamber musician, and guest artist with various orchestras resulting in extremely enthusiastic audiences in America, Europe, and Asia.