Berlioz Le Corsaire Overture
Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Tchaikovsky Manfred Symphony
Romanticism and the Romantic spirit abound in this program featuring music by several of our most beloved composers. Two major orchestral showpieces—Le Corsaire Overture by Berlioz and the Manfred Symphony by Tchaikovsky—are suggested by works of the great English Romantic poet Lord Byron and share Byron’s dramatic intensity. The Boston Herald claims that glamorous Russian pianist Olga Kern “shoots off rockets” with her reading of Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.
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The appearance of Ms. Olga Kern is sponsored by Carol Lee Klose and Carolyn A. Seale, in memory of Ruth Jean Gurwitz.