Apr 7, 2022, 8:00pm EDT
Program Notes & Works
Piano Concerto No. 2 in G, Opus 44
Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s rarely performed Piano Concerto No. 2, written for his friend Nikolai Rubinstein, who died before he could play it, is unusual in featuring solo violin and cello along with the piano in the second movement.
When the World as You’ve Known It Doesn’t Exist
Tennessee-born sound artist and composer Ellen Reid's sonically inventive orchestra work When the World as You’ve Known It Doesn’t Exist was commissioned by the New York Philharmonic as part of their Project 19 series and was premiered in February 2020.
Symphony No. 7
Jean Sibelius turned to Finnish legend for inspiration for his symphonic poems and infused his seven symphonies with a similar sense of narrative and atmosphere. In the Seventh Symphony, contrasting episodes blend seamlessly from one to the next in one 20-minute movement.