Glorious melody after glorious melody will flow from the keyboard, the dialogue between orchestra and soloist is divine. Rachmaninov’s every memorable phrase, swelling cello line and weighty piano chord is beautifully placed to create a musical masterpiece. The Orchestra is joined by internationally acclaimed pianist Svetlana Smolina in Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2.
Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Snow Maiden Suite opens this energetic and passionate program. An indefatigable reviser and arranger, he regarded it as “…my best work, not only that but perhaps, on the whole, the best of all contemporary operas.”
The South Florida Symphony Orchestra will also be performing Nielsen’s Fifth Symphony, his best work in this form. The music itself clearly defines a drama of energy and release, obsession and insistence. It displays the conflict between the creative and destructive sides of human nature which were not lost on Nielsen during WWI. These are the forces at play in what is widely known as his “war symphony.”
And for Miami Art Guide readers, the South Florida Symphony Orchestra is offering tickets at 25% off!
Click on the link below and enter the discount code: MAG25
Tickets at ArshtCenter.org | 305-949-6722
For more information about the South Florida Symphony Orchestra itself, please visit the website:
Adrienne Arsht Center | Knight Concert Hall
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami