Victoria, BC – The VS will join Maestro Kluxen on stage Monday, September 23 as they begin the 79th season of the Victoria Symphony. And the music…the demanding and stunning Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 and Brahms Symphony No. 1.
With a reputation as being one of the most technically challenging piano concertos in the standard classical repertoire, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 is regarded as the best of his Piano Concertos. Honens International Piano Competition winner Geogory Tchaidze will make his debut with the VS performing this beautifully crafted and emotionally fulfilling concerto. Russian born Tchaidze has performed all over the world including Berlin, Shanghai, Brussels and with Pinkas Zukerman and the National Arts Centre Orchestra. The Ottawa Citizen praised his performance: “commendable clarity…unusually powerful a performance of so little ostentation.” Since 2016, he has been the artist in residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Belgium
under the direction of famed pianist Louis Lortie.
The second part of the concert features Brahms’ Symphony No. 1. Crafted over 23 years, the Symphony is related spiritually to the symphonies of Beethoven, while written in the Romantic musical language of Brahms. Tragic conflict, folk-like melodies and an intense passion build to a glorious and triumphant conclusion.
This concert will be a powerful opening to the VS season and not to be missed.
Single tickets are on sale now.