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2016-11-06 Imri Talgam

Nov 6, 2016 at 3pm

Russian Romantics

Washington Irving Auditorium

  • Barbara Yahr, conductor
  • Imri Talgam, piano

Prokofiev Romeo & Juliet (selections from Suites 1 & 2)
Prokofiev Lieutenant Kijé Suite
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2

With the passionate balcony scene, the masked ball, and a dramatic duel, Prokofiev’s Romeo & Juliet Suites captures Shakespeare’s immortal tale of star-crossed lovers. Rachmaninoff’s lush Second Piano Concerto — one of his most popular works, full of beloved melodies — is just as romantic, featuring Imri Talgam, winner of the 11th International Piano Competition of Orléans. Prokofiev’s witty, brass-powered Lieutenant Kijé Suite rounds out the program.