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Delta David Gier, conductor
Paul Sánchez, piano
South Dakota Symphony Youth Orchestra
Shostakovich / Festive Overture
David M. Gordon / FABULAR ARCANA (World Premiere)
Paul Sánchez, piano
Rachmaninoff / Symphony No. 2
Rachmaninoff’s Second Symphony is not only one of the most popular works of its kind ever written, it is a triumph of the human spirit. Shattered by the disastrous premiere of his First Symphony (“the most agonizing hour of my life”), Rachmaninoff fell into a deep depression and struggled daily to write a page of music worth keeping. With the help of hypnosis, Rachmaninoff eventually recovered to write his best-loved works for piano and a symphony for the ages. David M. Gordon’s piano concerto, Fabular Arcana, features South Dakota native Paul Sánchez.
The SDSYO will join their professional counterparts for Shostakovich’s Festive Overture. An extra special way to enjoy this concert as these students continue to expand their skills and love for classical music.
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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.
Join SDSO Assistant Conductor Thomas Fortner 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.
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