Saturday, October 10, 2009
Jeffrey Kahane, former SRS music director and piano soloist
Santa Rosa Symphony
Bruno Ferrandis conductor; Jeffrey Kahane, piano soloist, playing "Rach 3"
MIASKOVSKY: Salutation Overture
RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 3
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 9
Quote from Jeffrey Kahane:
"The Rachmaninoff 3rd Concerto has been close to my heart for three decades. I have played it many times over the years, and I love it just as passionately now as when I first heard it as a conservatory student in my late teens.
I began learning the piece when I was studying in London in the late 1970's, and remember spending countless long hours solving it's many enormous technical and music demands. For most pianists, the 3rd Concerto is a kind of pianistic "Everest", and there is nothing in the world like the feeling of finally arriving at its joyous and triumphant coda. I'm honored and moved to be coming back to Santa Rosa to play this with my beloved colleagues in the orchestra and with Maestro Ferrandis, and I can't think of a better piece to celebrate this musical reunion."
Wells Fargo Center For The Arts
50 Mark West Springs Road
Santa Rosa, California 95403