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Western Piedmont Symphony Celebrates Romance and Rachmaninoff

Western Piedmont Symphony Celebrates Romance and Rachmaninoff
Western Piedmont Symphony Celebrates Romance and Rachmaninoff

Festival Details - "Western Piedmont Symphony Celebrates Romance and Rachmaninoff"...

Start: Saturday, November 18, 2023 7:30PM
End: Saturday, November 18, 2023 9:30PM

WESTERN PIEDMONT SYMPHONY CELEBRATES ROMANCE AND RACHMANINOFF November 18 Masterworks Concert Features Dmitri Vorobiev, Pianist HICKORY, N.C. (November 7, 2023) – Western Piedmont Symphony (WPS), the professional orchestra of the western foothills of North Carolina, presents MASTERWORKS: ROMANCE AND REALISM featuring the music of Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich on Saturday, November 18 at 7:30 PM at P.E. Monroe Auditorium on the campus of Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory. Featured guest artist pianist Dmitri Vorobiev will perform Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor. Western Piedmont Symphony, led by Maestro Matthew Troy, will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of composer Sergei Rachmaninoff with a performance of the beloved, memorable Piano Concerto No. 2. This concerto is widely recognized as an audience favorite and has been sampled numerous times over the years, such as the song “All By Myself” by Eric Carmen (1975) and featured in many movie scores. Also on the program is The Gadfly: Suite by Dmitri Shostakovich, who wrote more than thirty movie soundtracks between 1929 and 1970 and was, in essence, the Russian John Williams of his day. “Our upcoming Masterworks concert will be a real "tour de force" for the orchestra and the audience. The timeless music of Shostakovich will be heard here from a different vantage point as we explore one of his unique film scores. “The Gadfly” is a film from 1955 with a scandalous story and a colorful, tuneful score,” noted music director Matthew Troy. “This suite is juxtaposed with the sweeping, romantic melodies of Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2, performed by my friend and colleague Dmitri Vorobiev. You don't want to miss this dynamite performance!” MASTERWORKS tickets are $20, $30, $40, and $50, with $10 tickets available for students with valid ID. Purchase by visiting wpsymphony.org/tickets, call 828.324.8603, or visit the WPS Box Office, located on the SALT Block at 243 Third Avenue NE, Hickory, NC, 28601. Box Office hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mon. - Fri. Concert venue is P.E. Monroe Auditorium on the Lenoir-Rhyne University campus, 775 6th St NE, Hickory, NC, 28601. Please note: All programs, artists, venues, prices, and dates are subject to change.
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P.E. Monroe Auditorium
775 6th Street Northeast
Hickory, NC 28601
United States
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