About This Concert:
Our Tchaikovsky Marathon warms up January with blazing crowd-pleasers like the composer’s Capriccio italien alongside his beautiful but rarely-heard Piano Concerto No. 2, and the most beloved of the composer's symphonies, his Fourth.
Piano Concerto No. 2
Symphony No. 4
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- Watch Friends of the Minnesota Orchestra Young Artist Competition winner pianist Kyle Orth make his Orchestra Hall debut.
- Tchaikovsky fled to Italy after a disastrous marriage and soaked up the sun, street dances and folk songs of Rome–pouring all of these into his Capriccio italien.
- Tchaikovsky once said that he’d never write for piano with orchestra because he couldn’t stand the sound of them together but his Piano Concerto No. 1 was such a success that he decided to write a second.
- Written for Russia’s reigning piano virtuoso of the day Nikolai Rubinstein, Tchaikovsky’s Concerto was actually premiered in New York City by an American conductor and an English soloist.
Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall