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Six O’Clock Serenade: Rachmaninoff and Brahms

About this Concert:

Stepping away from the ranks of Minnesota Orchestra cellists, Anthony Ross solos with pianist and Sommerfest Artistic Director Andrew Litton in a beautiful piece by the young Brahms; and Kenneth Freed and Eugena Chang will solo with Andrew Litton in a gorgeous teenaged work by Rachmaninoff.

RACHMANINOFF
Trio élégiaque No. 1

BRAHMS
Sonata No. 1 for Cello and Piano

More Details:

  • Andrew Litton is at the piano just a few hours before he takes the main stage to conduct the full orchestra. A huge gear-switch for our gifted Sommerfest Artistic Director—and exciting to watch!
  • Brahms was a superb pianist, and was at the keyboard for the 1865 premiere of his Sonata.
  • Here is the quieter side of Brahms, though full of Romantic passion and brilliant melodies for both piano and cello.
  • Though this Trio is one of Rachmaninoff’s earliest pieces, written when he was just 19, all the hallmarks of the brooding Russian genius are here: dark-chocolate harmonies and yearning, sweet melodies soaring above.
  • Played backwards, the opening melody of Rachmaninoff’s Trio is very close to the opening melody of Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto, which Rachmaninoff loved.

The event is FREE to patrons with tickets to the July 9  8pm performance.
Please note: this concert is approximately 45 minutes with no intermission. General Admission seating is available anywhere on the Main Floor.

Presented by:
US Bank

Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403
http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org
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Six O’Clock Serenade: Rachmaninoff and Brahms

Tickets

1515614372

1468105200

1547755172

Sat Jul 9 2016 6pm

Andrew Litton and Members of the Minnesota Orchestra | Photo © Greg Helgeson

Andrew Litton and Members of the Minnesota Orchestra | Photo © Greg Helgeson

About this Concert:

Stepping away from the ranks of Minnesota Orchestra cellists, Anthony Ross solos with pianist and Sommerfest Artistic Director Andrew Litton in a beautiful piece by the young Brahms; and Kenneth Freed and Eugena Chang will solo with Andrew Litton in a gorgeous teenaged work by Rachmaninoff.

RACHMANINOFF
Trio élégiaque No. 1

BRAHMS
Sonata No. 1 for Cello and Piano

More Details:

  • Andrew Litton is at the piano just a few hours before he takes the main stage to conduct the full orchestra. A huge gear-switch for our gifted Sommerfest Artistic Director—and exciting to watch!
  • Brahms was a superb pianist, and was at the keyboard for the 1865 premiere of his Sonata.
  • Here is the quieter side of Brahms, though full of Romantic passion and brilliant melodies for both piano and cello.
  • Though this Trio is one of Rachmaninoff’s earliest pieces, written when he was just 19, all the hallmarks of the brooding Russian genius are here: dark-chocolate harmonies and yearning, sweet melodies soaring above.
  • Played backwards, the opening melody of Rachmaninoff’s Trio is very close to the opening melody of Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto, which Rachmaninoff loved.

The event is FREE to patrons with tickets to the July 9  8pm performance.
Please note: this concert is approximately 45 minutes with no intermission. General Admission seating is available anywhere on the Main Floor.

Presented by:
US Bank