Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3

Jan 24, 2020 - Jan 26, 2020


Brett Mitchell, conductor
Lukáš Vondrácek, piano
Guest Dance Artist

COPLAND Suite from Billy the Kid
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30

Rachmaninoff’s brilliant and challenging Third Piano Concerto is respected, even feared, by many pianists due to its technical and musical demands. In his Colorado Symphony debut, gifted pianist Lukáš Vondrácek will reprise his role as featured soloist on the piece he performed to critical acclaim en route to winning the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition in 2016. The first half features two ballets by a pair of quintessential twentieth century American composers beginning with Aaron Copland’s Suite from Billy the Kid, mixing cowboy tunes and American folk songs to create a uniquely ‘American sound.’ Music Director Brett Mitchell and your Colorado Symphony will unite thereafter with dancers on Leonard Bernstein’s sterling Facsimile, bringing a taste of the theater to Boettcher Concert Hall.