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."
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
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.
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