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New Bedford Symphony Orchestra

  • Zeiterion Performing Arts Center 684 Purchase St New Bedford, MA, 02740 United States (map)

Mesmerizing Masterpieces
Saturday, April 11, 2015 | 7:30pm
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
New Bedford, MA

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9 in E-flat Major, Op. 70

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18

Guest Artist:

Marina Lomazov, piano | website

Marina Lomazov performed Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concert No. 1 with the NBSO in 2010 and brought the house down. We know she’ll do it again with Rachmaninoff’s mighty second piano concerto. Yes, you will be mesmerized!

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9 in E-flat Major, Op. 70

Shostakovich originally intended his ninth symphony as a celebration of the Russian victory over Nazi Germany in WWII, but after putting it aside for several months, he reworked it completely, removing the chorus and soloists and giving it a much lighter and brighter mood. The symphony not only showcases Shostakovich's musical genius, but also his personal courage and creativity during the war.

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18
Featuring Marina Lomazov

Rachmaninoff’s concerto for piano and orchestra premiered, with the composer as soloist, in 1901. The concerto was dedicated to Nikolai Dahl, a physician who helped restore Rachmaninoff's self-confidence after his Symphony No. 1 suffered great derision from critics. The Concerto No. 2 remains one of Rachmaninoff's most popular pieces and is the basis for a number of derivative works, perhaps most notably Frank Sinatra’s “Full Moon and Empty Arms.”

Concert Hall Information and Directions

Earlier Event: March 22
Finnissy Festival
Later Event: April 23
Boston University Wind Ensemble