– Wed, Apr 19 at 8pm
– Thu, Apr 20 at 2pm
– Fri, Apr 21 at 7:30pm
– Sat, Apr 22 at 8pm
Hailed as “leader of the pack of Russian pianists,” (Classical Source) Denis Kozhukhin takes on Prokofiev's fiendishly challenging Piano Concerto No. 2, a work he has performed worldwide to rave reviews: “From the spare chill elegance of the first movement’s opening to the keyboard cascades that followed, Kozhukhin had an absolute free-ranging authority.” (The Guardian) Then, experience Rachmaninoff’s romantic Second Symphony as it moves from brooding restraint to wild energy, and is punctuated by unforgettable moments of utmost beauty.
Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Denis Kozhukhin, piano
San Francisco Symphony
Prokofiev / Piano Concerto No. 2
Rachmaninoff / Symphony No. 2
The Thursday Matinee concerts are endowed by a gift in memory of Rhoda Goldman.