The Romance of Rachmaninoff – SCSO
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 2
RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 1
Jamila Tekalli, piano
Experience Rachmaninoff at his best, when the elegant Jamila Tekalli once again joins your Space Coast Symphony Orchestra for the breathtaking Second Piano Concerto. For all the virtuosic summits and grand melodic gestures, Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto is shockingly intimate, as if we are peering into the private diary of this vulnerable composer. How mistaken were the work’s initial detractors, whose critical reception sent the young Rachmaninoff into years of depression. Rachmaninoff’s First Symphony is a dynamic and passionate representation of the Russian symphonic tradition, a powerful work achieving genuine heroic expression.