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Brahms & Prokofiev

Pianist Alexander Romanovsky

February 1 — February 3, 8:00 p.m.Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Carl St.Clair, conductor
Alexander Romanovsky, piano
Pacific Symphony

BRAHMS: Symphony No. 3
~ Intermission ~
CHIHARA: Wild Wood (West Coast premiere)
PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No. 2

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Preview Talk at 7 p.m. with host Alan Chapman. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

“Romanovsky is the latest pianist to be hailed as the true heir to the great Russian tradition,” said The Guardian. The formidable guest pianist performs Prokofiev’s second piano concerto, which has garnered a reputation for being one of the most technically demanding piano concertos in the repertoire.

Enjoy image magnification on our big screens during the concert for a closer look at the artists!


The original version of Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 was fittingly lost in a fire, so ablaze is this music. Reconstructed later, it remains the unmistakable work of an enfant terrible, all hard edges and severe angles, insistently vigorous and incisively percussive. 

Watch Alexander Romanovsky perform Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 2 at a Youth Orchestra Festival:

Program Notes

Read more about the music and the artists in the program notes.


Digital Program Notes: Notestream has partnered with Pacific Symphony to bring you digital program notes in an easy-to-read format on your iPhone or iPad. The NoteStream app includes all the notes you'll find in the program book as well as images and videos. Use the unique "Tap to Listen" feature and Siri herself will read the notes to you! READ THE PROGRAM NOTES on NoteStream