Tuesday, May 6, 2014

New Haven Symphony Orchestra will have 'blockbuster' finale

The New Haven Symphony Orchestra will present "two colossal works in one blockbuster season finale," according to a release.
Music Director William Boughton conduct Rachmaninov Fantastique at 7:30 p.m. May 15 at Woolsey Hall  and 8 p.m.  May 17 at Mechanics Hall, in Worcester, Massachusetts, the release said.
"Russian pianist Ilya Yakushev, who will tackle Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the New Haven Symphony, continues to astound and mesmerize audiences at major venues around the world," the release said.
"Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2 is a dynamic piece that marries musical subtlety and piano pyrotechnics.  Rachmaninov struggled with depression for many years, and recovered after undergoing psychotherapy with Dr. Nikolay Dahl, in whose honor he composed the concerto.  The piece was an instant success and remains his most frequently performed work due to its virtuosity.  Its passionate strains can be heard in several popular films such as Brief Encounter, The Seven year Itch (with Marilyn Monroe) and Rhapsody (with Elizabeth Taylor).  More recently, it was featured prominently in Clint Eastwood’s 2010 film Hereafter."
Tickets for the performance at Woolsey Hall are $15-$69, student tickets are $10, KidTix are free for kids ages 6-17 (with paying adult), and Blue Star tickets are free for military families.  For tickets or more information, call 203.865.0831 x10
Tickets to the performance at Mechanics Hall are $49 for adults, $15 for students, and $5 for kids under age 18.  To purchase tickets visit www.MechanicsHall.org.
Note: New Haven Season Media Sponsor: New Haven Register. Show in photo: Ilya Yakushev
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