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Stephen Hough performs Rachmaninov 2

11 - 13 May 2023

In the Concert Hall

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Classical Music

Rachmaninov’s beloved Piano Concerto No.2 is considered one of the greatest of all time. Acclaimed British pianist Stephen Hough shows us why.

Gloriously Expansive

Stephen Hough, one of the world’s most acclaimed pianists, performs the work that rocketed Rachmaninov to stardom. Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.2 is an arresting testament to youthful exuberance. In three powerful movements, the composer creates a dramatic journey from darkness to light.

The breathtaking conviction and originality of this concerto may be why it’s considered one of the greatest of all time. When interpreted with depth and clarity by Stephen Hough, we can appreciate more fully the humanity of Rachmaninov’s work.

Respighi uses the full power of the orchestra in his epic Roman Trilogy. Conducted by John Wilson, this is expansive, glorious music that will take you to a landscape at once exotic and familiar.

RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No.2
Roman Festivals*
Fountains of Rome*
Pines of Rome

*Saturday 13 May performance only

John Wilson conductor 
Stephen Hough piano

Presented by Sydney Symphony Orchestra

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