Rachmaninoff Festival Starts This Weekend! with the Colorado Symphony

Described by Maestro Kahane as a "truly a titanic pianist," Olga Kern performs all four Rachmaninoff piano concerti plus Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini in two weeks, a feat that few great pianists could undertake. Also, the CSO Chorus and guest soloists join the orchestra for some of Rachmaninoff's vocal masterpieces.

This weekend's Concert Preludes will be hosted by CSO President and CEO Jim Palermo and violinist Rachel Segal on Friday night, Music Director Jeffrey Kahane and principal cellist Silver Ainomäe on Saturday night, and Associate Conductor Scott O'Neil and Rachel Segal on Sunday afternoon. During Saturday's Concert Prelude, Jeffrey Kahane and Silver Ainomäe will perform the second and third movements of Rachmaninoff's Cello Sonata. Held one hour before each concert in Boettcher Concert Hall, Concert Preludes are free to ticket holders and offer valuable insight into the repertoire on each program.

Oct 16 (FRI 7:30)
Rachmaninoff Festival
CSO Masterworks
Jeffrey Kahane, music director
Olga Kern, piano
CSO Chorus · Duain Wolfe, director

Three Russian Songs
Piano Concerto No. 1
Symphony No. 3

Oct 17-18 (SAT 7:30, SUN 2:30)
Jeffrey Kahane, music director
Olga Kern, piano

Piano Concerto No. 3
Isle of the Dead
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Oct 23 (FRI 7:30)
Jeffrey Kahane, music director
Olga Kern, piano

Piano Concerto No. 4
Symphonic Dances

Oct 24 (SAT 7:30)
Jeffrey Kahane, music director
Olga Kern, piano
Rhoslyn Jones, soprano
John Danieki, tenor
Anton Belov, bass
CSO Chorus · Duain Wolfe, director

"Alleluia" from Vespers
The Bells
Piano Concerto No. 2

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