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ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: Symphony Gala Featuring Pianist Daniil Trifonov
Place & Time
Atlanta Symphony Hall
1280 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta GA USA
September 12, 2020
7:00 PM
Program

BERNSTEIN: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

RACHMANINOV: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Daniil Trifonov, Piano

Robert Spano, Music Director

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Additional Information

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra celebrates the indelible legacy of Music Director Robert Spano at the 2020 ASO Gala with special guest, pianist Daniil Trifonov – a Grammy® winner and Musical America's 2019 Artist of the Year. Trifonov will perform Sergei Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, a virtuosic reworking of Niccolò Paganini's Caprice No. 24. The evening opens with Leonard Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from West Side Story. Bernstein assembled the dance numbers from his classic musical into a stand-alone symphonic work with all the urban edginess and rhythmic fireworks of the original. Today, the piece is nearly as iconic as the songs that stole the original show.

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