Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2
JoAnn Falletta conducts pianist Konrad Skolarski in his return to the BPO with the masterful Piano Concerto No. 2 by Sergei Rachmaninoff. Enduringly popular for its Russian character, the concerto haunts with unforgettable melodies showcasing the soloist’s virtuosity and sensitivity. The work is complemented by two French Romantic masters: Claude Debussy with his dreamy Prelude to Afternoon of a Faun, and two works by Florent Schmitt, Musique en plein air and his musical fresco of power and drama, the fabled Oriane and The Prince of Love. Come one hour prior to each concert to hear directly from the artists in “Musically Speaking,” hosted by JoAnn Falletta.
Debussy Prelude to Afternoon of a Faun
Schmitt Musique en plein air, op. 44
Schmitt Oriane and The Prince of Love
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 (Konrad Skolarski, piano)