Tag: Rachmaninoff

FUSE@PSO Vibes Abound

FUSE@PSO Vibes Abound

This Friday night, April 15, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s concert features the genre-defying organ virtuoso Cameron Carpenter. Following the concert, at 10 p.m., I’ll be hosting and DJing an after-party in Heinz Hall — remixing the very same music you will have heard at the […]

After-Party DJ Set on April 15—Cameron Carpenter/Rachmaninoff/Shostakovich/Pittsburgh Symphony

After-Party DJ Set on April 15—Cameron Carpenter/Rachmaninoff/Shostakovich/Pittsburgh Symphony

Great stuff happening, folks! The dynamic, maverick organ virtuoso Cameron Carpenter is appearing next weekend with the Pittsburgh Symphony, playing his own transcription of Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, on an organ of his own design. Music Director Manfred Honeck will then lead […]

Organist Cameron Carpenter Debuts with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra During BNY Mellon Grand Classics April 15 & 17

Organist Cameron Carpenter Debuts with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra During BNY Mellon Grand Classics April 15 & 17

Rachmaninoff’s inventive Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini moves from piano to organ when Western Pennsylvania native and stereotype-smashing organist Cameron Carpenter makes his debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony in a BNY Mellon Grand Classics weekend April 15 and 17 at Heinz Hall. This weekend […]

Denis Kozhukhin plays Rachmaninoff

Denis Kozhukhin plays Rachmaninoff

This past Friday evening at Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts in Pittsburgh, a program given of Rachmaninoff, Beethoven and Rossini’s music was marked by poise, musical clarity and an excitement outside the limits of general music making. The main excitement was brought by the […]

Denis Kozhukhin Makes BNY Mellon Grand Classics Debut with Rachmaninoff’s Third Concerto

Denis Kozhukhin Makes BNY Mellon Grand Classics Debut with Rachmaninoff’s Third Concerto

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presents a BNY Mellon Grand Classics program on January 29 and 31 at Heinz Hall that features great works of the classical and romantic periods. Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto is known as one of the most technically challenging piano concertos in […]

The Canady Symphony Series at WVU Kicks Off with Yan Pascal Tortelier and Russian Masterpieces

The Canady Symphony Series at WVU Kicks Off with Yan Pascal Tortelier and Russian Masterpieces

Young Russian piano virtuoso Daniil Trifonov makes his Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra debut PITTSBURGH—Returning guest conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier and piano virtuoso and winner of the 2011 International Tchaikovsky Competition Daniil Trifonov will transport the Canady Symphony Series at WVU audience to early 20th-century Russia with […]

Russian Masterpieces Take Center Stage with Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Russian Masterpieces Take Center Stage with Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Young Russian piano virtuoso Daniil Trifonov makes his Pittsburgh Symphony debut PITTSBURGH—Returning guest conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier and piano virtuoso and winner of the 2011 International Tchaikovsky Competition Daniil Trifonov will transport the BNY Mellon Grand Classics audience to early 20th-century Russia with the music […]

Stories told in notes – Cynthia Closkey

Stories told in notes – Cynthia Closkey

Every picture tells a story, and the same seems to be true of every piece of music. At least, I am inclined to think so, especially after the PSO concert this past weekend. It was an evening of storytelling, in fact. My mom and I […]


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