Maestro Jurowski debuts with SFS in a program featuring music by two sons of Russia and Khatia Buniatishvili returns after her stunning premiere last season to perform Rachmaninoff’s piano concerto. Rachmaninoff suffered greatly following the failure of his first published works—happily, he emerged from his sadness to produce a concerto of ravishing beauty, which listeners have adored since. Prokofiev’s gripping work was originally the score to a film about Russia’s first Tsar, whose accomplishments were overshadowed by his own dark past. Jurowski leads the Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, and guests in the US premiere of a new arrangement of Prokofiev’s final film score.
Piano Concerto No. 2
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Ivan the Terrible (US Premiere)
Concert length is approximately 2 hours.
Soloist Khatia Buniatishvili was recently awarded ECHO Klassik’s 'Best Newcomer of the Year (Piano). for her recording debut by the Deutche Phono-Akademie. Read more about the award.
The 1944 trailer for Ivan the Terrible featuring Prokofiev's score:
Sergei Rachmaninoff performs his Piano Concerto No. 2:
"Georgian pianist Khatia Buniatishvili debuted with a lusciously captivating engagement with Ravel’s famous score, coupled with über-flawless technique."Read the full review, "Exquisite Contrasts Vitalize S.F. Symphony Afternoon" on SFCV.org.
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