CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS
Thursday, May 14, 2015 | 8 PM
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
The Philadelphia Orchestra’s long personal connection with Rachmaninoff includes the premiere of his Third Symphony, music of soulful melody and percussive rhythms. Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto has its roots in the Classical era and its heart in the Romantic. The first movement storms, the finale dances, and the central Largo’s quintessentially Romantic solo writing is sublime. Of soloist Emanuel Ax, The Guardian said his playing is “always marvelously articulate and totally unfussy.”
The contemporary work on this program is part of My Time, My Music.