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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

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