Waterbury Symphony Orchestra

2017 - 2018: Sonic Structures

Classical II

Tchaikovsky's Pathetique

Leif Bjaland, Conductor
Gleb Ivanov, pianist

November 13, 2016 - 3 pm
NVCC Fine Arts Center

Pre-concert discussion: Vincent de Luise 2:00-2:30PM

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Pyotr Iiyich Tchaikovsky — Piano Concerto No. 1,
Op. 23, Bb minor, Soloist: Gleb Ivanov
Symphony No. 6, Op. 74, B minor

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Ever since his auspicious New York debut, pianist Gleb Ivanov has been recognized as an important presence in the music world.  The New York Timeswrote: Gleb Ivanov “is a cut above the usual, a young super-virtuoso, with musical sensitivity and an appreciation of style to go with the thunder and lightning.”  He has been thrilling audiences in recital and orchestra engagements; this season he plays with Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Orchestra, the Auburn Symphony Orchestra, the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra, and the Monroe Symphony Orchestra, and performs recitals at University of Florida Performing Arts and on the Summer Stars Series in Ocean Grove.  Mr. Ivanov appears in a special program at Bargemusic performing Prokofiev’s War Sonatas...more

Tchaikovsky's first piano concerto is brimming with ravishing melodies. Russian pianist and Young Concert Artists Michaels Award winner, Gleb Ivanov, brings his special brand of virtuosity to this youthful work. Tchaikovsky's last symphony is one of classical music's peak experiences—exalting in the joyful heights and plumbing the tragic depths of human emotion. And it is his final legacy: Tchaikovsky died suddenly just nine days after the work's première.


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