Since making his first public appearance in his native Russia at the age of six, Gliadkovsky’s performances have been met with great enthusiasm by both audiences and music critics. He has performed extensively in Europe, Russia and North America and is currently on leave from SUU to concertize. OSU is delighted to have this Cedar City resident return home for this event.
Gliadkovsky performs Piano Concerto #2 by Rachmaninoff, accompanied by OSU under the direction of Conductor Xun Sun. The concerto premiered in 1901, performed by Rachmaninoff himself. This moving music has inspired the work of many composers and musicians, including Eric Carmen’s ballad “All by Myself.” Carmen first composed the song's interlude, and then took the verse from Rachmaninoff and the chorus from his own "Let's Pretend". Carmen explained that Rachmaninoff was his "favorite music". Frank Sinatra’s “I Think of You” and Full Moon and Empty Arms” and the Gospellers “Sky High” also contain references to Rachmaninoff’s masterpiece.
The Orchestra also performs Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky and Lara’s Theme from “Dr. Zhivago” by Jarre.
Picture at an Exhibition is Mussorgsky's most famous piano composition and has become a showpiece for virtuoso pianists, later orchestrated by Ravel. The 1874 suite was inspired by the artwork of Viktor Hartmann and highlights the artist’s work with movements such as “Promenade”, “Gnomes”, “Old Castle”, “Dispute between Children at Play”, “Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks”, and the majestic “Great Gate of Kiev”. Mussorgsky was a member of a composing circle, which included Rimsky-Korsakov and Borodin and resulted in evocative musical masterpieces such as Scheherazade.Jarre’s beloved Laura’s Theme from Dr. Zhivago initially inspired by Jarre’s girlfriend. Dr. Zhivago’s director David Lean liked the piece well enough to use it in numerous tracks for the film. The piece became an instant success upon the film’s release and gained fame throughout the world. Paul Francis Webster later took the theme and added lyrics to it to create "Somewhere My Love".
Doors open at 6:45 pm with lobby music provided by Sabrina Parry from St. George.
“Tickets only cover a portion of the cost for any concert and we appreciate the support of the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, Barrie and Diane S. Strachan, and other financial sponsors for making this event possible,” said Sara Penny, OSU manager.
Tickets may be purchased for $10 adults and $5 for students (ages six and up); groups of six are $30 per concert. Tickets are available at the Heritage Center Box Office, 105 N. 100 E. or by calling 435-865-2282. Purchasing tickets in advance is recommended. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Children over the age of six are welcome at all the concerts with adult supervision. OSU requests that babies and children less than six years old not attend as evening concerts are recorded.
For more information, please visit www.orchestraofsouthernutah.org or call Sara Penny at (435) 586-2286.
Preview the Rachmaninoff with Kirill at:
1st mvt - http://youtu.be/e7O9ZdRnnME
2d mvt - http://youtu.be/j5lawtmsPG8 and http://youtu.be/YDm6NGzi32s
3d mvt- http://youtu.be/kfYzt94y5lQ and http://youtu.be/CclPmioL0Ss