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.