Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 2

feat. Pianist Robert Marler and The Belmont Symphony

Nashville Scene Critic's Pick …

To kick off the Belmont University Symphony Orchestra’s 2013-14 season, music director Robert Gregg has put together an all-Russian program. Surely the highlight of the evening will be Robert Marler’s performance of Serge Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, op. 18. After undergoing a number of revelatory psychotherapy sessions in 1900, Rachmaninoff quenched a long period of creative drought with this concerto, one of his most popular works, and arguably his most passionate. Marler — principal keyboardist for the Nashville Symphony and a professor of music at Belmont — certainly has the chops to do justice to the concerto and bring concertgoers to their feet. Fun fact: On Feb. 17, 1943, Rachmaninoff gave the last concert of his life in Knoxville (yes, that Knoxville).

—LUKE MIKSANEK

Wed, Oct 9 | 7:30 PM
McAfee Concert Hall
Free
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