Adam discusses Rachmaninoff, Mussorgsky and Chopin for the upcoming program "Music's Darkest Harvest" at Benaroya Hall, October 26, 2013.
While Tchaikovsky is usually represented by his most popular pieces, there is much in his output that remains to be discovered and enjoyed by audiences. This concert features the overture to the opera Pique Dame, a suite from the incidental music for Alexander Ostrovsky's play The Snow Maiden, and the haunting Sérénade mélancolique featuring the Philharmonic's concertmaster, Jae-In Shin, as well as four of Tchaikovsky's most enduring works: the Waltz from the opera Eugene Onegin, the Marche slave, a transcription for string orchestra of the Andante cantabile from his String Quartet No. 1, and the powerful symphonic poem after Dante, Francesca da Rimini.
Benaroya Hall houses two performance halls in a complex that is thoroughly integrated into downtown Seattle. Occupying an entire city block at the very core of the city, the development celebrates the vital role of performance events while maintaining the continuity of commercial life along one avenue and providing a much-needed public space, in the form of a terraced garden, along another.
Eugene Onegin: Waltz
Pique Dame: Overture
Jae-In Shin, soloist
The Snow Maiden: Suite
Francesca da Rimini