Come in out of the cold this weekend and join us at the Winspear Centre for the famed Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto no. 2. This tremendous concerto premiered in Moscow on October 14, 1901. It became the most popular piano concerto of the 20th century, and its popularity has not diminished into this century either. Awash with strong melodies, several pop songs have been drawn from its rich soil. Other pieces to be performed this weekend include:
- Ralph Vaughan Williams, Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1
- Jean Sibelius, Lemminkainen Suite Op. 22
EBC has a free pair of tickets for each evening to give to a randomly selected winner. The draw will happen on Friday, November 20 at noon and the winner will be notified by e-mail. Tickets will be held at the Winspear Box Office.
To enter this draw, simply correctly answer the questions below. You do not have to be an EBC member to win.
Regular tickets range in price from $24-79.
Many thanks to the ESO for providing these tickets.
Friday, Nov. 20 7:30 pm On Friday only: Join the ESO for Afterthoughts, a casual post-concert conversation in the main lobby with our guest artists, hosted by D.T. Baker.
Saturday, Nov. 21 8:00 pm On Saturday only: Arrive early for Symphony Preludes, an in-depth presentation about musical works to help make the most of your concert experience, starting at 6:45 pm in Enmax Hall (Main Performance Chamber), free to all ticket holders.
Both performances are at the Winspear Centre (#4 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Corner of 99th Street and 102 Avenue).
Conducting phenom Alexander Prior has a special affinity for music from northern lands. He leads the ESO in music by the Finn Sibelius, the Englishman Ralph Vaughan Williams, and the Russian Rachmaninoff, the latter featuring Bernd Glemser making his ESO debut with the always popular Second Piano Concerto.
To enter the draw, please fill out the form below.