Rachmaninoff 150


Guest Artist
Albert Cano Smit, piano



November 17, 2023
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Koger Center for the Arts Ticket Info >

Sponsored by Dr. Todd Kolb in honor of Ollie Bear

Composers of the Romantic Era sought to create music that was individualistic, emotional and dramatic – and one of the masters of the movement was born in Russia on April 1st, 1873: Sergey Rachmaninoff. This season the SC Phil is joining orchestras all over the world to celebrate his 150th birthday. Featuring Rachmaninoff’s Third Symphony, one of the few works to be composed during the composer’s self-imposed exile from Russia after 1917 - our celebration spotlights one of his strongest and most original compositions. It reveals his usual sure touch with orchestral color, calling for a degree of technical virtuosity from an ensemble that he rarely demanded in other works.

This concert features a double-dose of Rachmaninoff as Albert Cano Smit (piano) joins the SC Phil for a thrilling performance of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 4. The evening will begin with a bit of a symphonic rarity as the orchestra performs D’un Soir Triste, or “Of a Sad Evening,” which was written by French composer Lili Boulanger in 1918, shortly before her death at age 24.



Program Overview

Lili Boulanger: D’un soir triste

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 4
Featuring Albert Cano Smit, piano

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 3 in A minor, op. 44



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