Haochen Zhang, piano
Piotr Gajewski, conductor
In Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy, doomed love resonates deeply as Shakespeare’s tragedy and the composer’s tortured personal life collide in this dramatic masterpiece. Full of Spanish folk melodies, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol developed into an orchestral work showcasing the virtuosity of various instrumentalists. The extraordinary pianist Haochen Zhang, Gold Medal winner of the 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, comes to the National Philharmonic as the soloist for the “Mount Everest” of piano concertos, Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No. 3.
Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy
Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3