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Jon Kimura Parker Plays BRAHMS


Saturday, November 19 – 7:30 PM

Washington Pavilion

Sonorous. Luxurious. The sound world of these two composers is filled with rich and beautiful movements, each one unique but deeply moving and satisfying. Rachmaninoff’s First Symphony is comprised of all of the elements for which he is known and loved: gorgeous melodies, powerful rhythms and perfectly placed climaxes. Pianist Jon Kimura Parker has performed for Queen Elizabeth II, the U.S. Supreme Court, and the Prime Ministers of Canada and Japan, and now brings his mastery to the SDSO with Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2.


Brahms                                Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 83
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jon Kimura Parker, piano

Rachmaninoff                    Symphony No. 1 in D minor, Op. 13

Concert Insights

6:30 PM      Before Saturday Classical Series Concerts

Join Music Director Delta David Gier as he contextualizes the music and enriches the performance with background on guest artists and the repertoire. Concert Insights is held in the Mary W. Sommervold Hall of the Washington Pavilion.

7 @ 7 – Seven things to listen for in the concert!

7:00 PM    Before Saturday Classical Series Concerts

Join SDSO Assistant Conductor Chad Hutchinson as he leads a pre-concert talk highlighting interesting features of the concert that evening. This fast-paced and energetic lecture takes place in the north lobby of the third floor prior to every Saturday evening Classical Concert.

Concert generously sponsored by: South Dakota Arts Council